Until the 1950s, signs like these were common markers of legally enforced laws of racial segregation in America. Racial segregation in the United States as a general term, included physical separation and provision of separate facilities, services, and opportunities such as housing, medical care, education, employment, and transportation along racial lines.
Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on this day in 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke to more than 250,000 people who had come to Washington to demonstrate on behalf of equal rights and, specifically, for passage of the civil rights bill, then languishing in Congress. #Weblackspirit More on: