Freedom March to Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio   Save
Freedom March to Fountain Square in Cincinnati, Ohio
Description: Sign-carrying citizens are part of the mile-long demonstration called "The March and Vote for Jobs and Freedom," which took place in Cincinnati, Ohio, on October 27, 1963. Hand-painted signs call for an end to de facto school segregation, the formation of a municipal civil rights commission, and fair housing, among other issues. The crowd was estimated to be from 15,000 to 30,000 persons with about one-third being white. Speeches, signs and songs reflected the message of the civil rights march. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AV3_B16F24_03
Subjects: Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th century; Cincinnati (Ohio)--History; African American Ohioans; Social movements;
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)