CELEBRATING DIVERSITY CALENDAR FOR AUGUST FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
- WOMEN'S EQUALITY DAY -- AUGUST 26: The date was selected to commemorate the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote. This was the culmination of a massive, peaceful civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls, New York. National Women's Hisory Museum commemorates this day.
- MARCH ON WASHINGTON, D.C. 50th ANNIVERSARY -- AUGUST 28
- 50th Anniversary Website
- Article from Wikipedia: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom or "The Great March on Washington", as styled in a sound recording released after the event, was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in United States history and called for
civil and economic rights for African Americans. It took place in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic "I Have a Dream" speech advocating racial harmony during the march.
- Civil Rights March (from InfoPlease)