Youth March for Integrated Schools (1958)

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Youth March for Integrated Schools was the first of two Youth Marches that rallied in Washington, D.C. The first march occurred on October 25, 1958 at the Lincoln Memorial and was attended by an estimated 10,000 individuals. The aim of the march was to demonstrate support for ongoing efforts to end racially segregated schools in the United States.[1] Martin Luther King Jr. was expected to speak at the event, but was recuperating from a chest stabbing inflicted by Izola Curry that left him severely wounded.[2]

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  1. ^ "Youth March for Integrated Schools (25 October 1958 and 18 April 1959)". The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute. Stanford University. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
  2. ^ Isserman, Maurice (2001). The Other American The Life Of Michael Harrington. PublicAffairs. p. 161. ISBN 9780786752805.