What is Happening in this Photograph?

Focusing on Details: Zoom/Crop

All documents and text associated with this activity are printed below, followed by a worksheet for student responses.

Introduction

Closely examine this photo. What do you see? 

Pay attention to the person’s face and body language. 

Who is this person?

What do you think he's doing? What do you see that makes you say that?



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Worksheet

What is Happening in this Photograph?

Focusing on Details: Zoom/Crop

Examine the documents included in this activity and write your response in the space provided.


Now click on Switch View to reveal the entire photograph. 
  • List the people, objects, and activities you see in the photograph
  • Where do you think they are?
  • What do the people in this photo want?
  • What questions does this photograph raise in your mind?

Your Response




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Activity Element

Photograph of Leaders at the Head of the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

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Activity Element

Photograph of Leaders at the Head of the Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.

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Conclusion

What is Happening in this Photograph?

Focusing on Details: Zoom/Crop

This photo shows civil rights leaders, including Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., leading the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. It was on this day that King delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for equality using the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Which rights from the First Amendment are the people in this photo exercising?

Hint: View the First Amendment here.

Explore a look at additional photos from the 1963 March on Washington. Who else participated in the March on Washington on August 28, 1963?




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