Washington DC Academic Standards
DC.3. Geography and History of the District of Columbia
HISTORY OF DC (18TH–20TH CENTURIES)
3.4. Emphasizing the most significant differences, students describe Washington, DC, at the end of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.
3.4.5. Identify and research outstanding statements of moral and civic principles made in Washington, DC, as well as the leaders who delivered them, that contributed to the struggle to extend equal rights to all Americans (e.g., Lincoln and his second inaugural address, Frederick Douglass and his speech against lynching at the Metropolitan AME Church, Martin Luther King Jr. and his speeches at the Lincoln Memorial in 1957 and 1963, and Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales at the Poor People’s March). (P)