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Sully
07-09-2010, 09:10 AM
My wife wants to use some imagery of marching in her penultimate sermon at her church here in town. So she asked me yesterday for some examples of some historic "marches." especially those which started small, but grew in size. It's a difficult thing to search on google (in a comprehensive list, anyway), and many of those I can think of don't fit too well.

Ghandi's march to the ocean to make salt
Sherman's march to the sea
Bataan death march
trail of tears

...

As you can see, aside from one of them, not really fitting the bill. Are there any CP can think of that I'm overlooking? Any search tips?

Thanks

Donger
07-09-2010, 09:15 AM
How about the Mormon pioneers?

Sully
07-09-2010, 09:17 AM
How about the Mormon pioneers?

Was that a march? I'm not familiar with the history (odd living in Independence).

Dayze
07-09-2010, 09:28 AM
the March of Dimes?

Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 09:29 AM
How about the march to Selma? I think there were several civil rights marches. The million man march? There's a couple that could be workable

Sully
07-09-2010, 09:34 AM
How about the march to Selma? I think there were several civil rights marches. The million man march? There's a couple that could be workable

March to Selma would be great. I couldn't think of that. The million man march was pretty much worthless, though.

siberian khatru
07-09-2010, 10:03 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_on_Washington_for_Jobs_and_Freedom

petegz28
07-09-2010, 10:12 AM
March Madness!!!

loochy
07-09-2010, 10:15 AM
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petegz28
07-09-2010, 10:19 AM
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hillarious to see peopel actualyl start running to get to the crowd befor the song ends

Lumpy
07-09-2010, 10:20 AM
The million man march was pretty much worthless, though.

:spock:

loochy
07-09-2010, 10:21 AM
The million man march was pretty much worthless, though.

This.

Rain Man
07-09-2010, 10:25 AM
There were some similar types of things after World War I when ex-military people went to Washington to try to get their bonuses or pensions or something early.

I think in the Depression there was at least one big march to Washington related to the Dust Bowl or some such thing.

In the 1970s there was some sort of tractor convergence on DC for some farm issue that may qualify.

I think various unions march in Paris for all sorts of reasons like only getting seven weeks of vacation instead of eight.

It seems like you could get some pictures from various despot falls like Iraq, though those may technically be mobs instead of marches. The Iran election protests and Tiananmen Square might work.

While not a march, a potentially good alternative would be the destruction of the Berlin Wall. I bet that's well documented, and from what I recall, it started small and then kept growing and eventually you had hordes of people knocking it down.

Sully
07-09-2010, 10:25 AM
March Madness!!!

When she asked me yesterday, all my mind could think of was this and that scene from "Hot Rod" where they start walking to the race.

Lumpy
07-09-2010, 10:37 AM
Heaven's Gate Kool-Aid March? :shrug:

Rain Man
07-09-2010, 10:39 AM
Aside from Selma, MLK's "I have a dream" speech took place at a massive march on Washington if I remember right.

Saulbadguy
07-09-2010, 10:40 AM
IIRC their were marches done during the holocaust when they would have to move prisoners once other camps were on the brink of being captured/liberated.

loochy
07-09-2010, 10:42 AM
IIRC their were marches done during the holocaust when they would have to move prisoners once other camps were on the brink of being captured/liberated.

oh...that was real? Mel told me that it was made up...then he told me to suck it or he'd burn down the house.

JohninGpt
07-09-2010, 11:23 AM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/March_of_the_penguins_poster.jpg/200px-

allen_kcCard
07-09-2010, 11:38 AM
http://awomanwithoutchildren.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/forrest-gump.jpg

Jilly
07-09-2010, 02:44 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/1/19/March_of_the_penguins_poster.jpg/200px-

This, I'm using.

Jilly
07-09-2010, 02:44 PM
http://awomanwithoutchildren.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/forrest-gump.jpg

Thought of this.

Jilly
07-09-2010, 02:45 PM
Was hoping for something a little more profound than those two though. March to Selma I'm gonna look up.

Just kinda looking for a one person march that grew into something that impacted humanity.

seclark
07-09-2010, 02:57 PM
The Women's March on Versailles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Women%27s_March_on_Versailles

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Jilly
07-09-2010, 03:09 PM
The Women's March on Versailles
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Women%27s_March_on_Versailles

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So...this is a great example, while violent, I can definitely use it. I'm finding that it turned the tide of the French Revolution, but the question I'm left with...did the women ever get any bread?

Hog Farmer
07-09-2010, 03:10 PM
What about last years Chiefs/Donkeys game when Charles was marching up and down the field and the Donkeys followed him ????

seclark
07-09-2010, 03:13 PM
So...this is a great example, while violent, I can definitely use it. I'm finding that it turned the tide of the French Revolution, but the question I'm left with...did the women ever get any bread?

heck, i don't know...i found it on google and did a copy/paste.
i flunked history, jilly.
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Jilly
07-09-2010, 03:21 PM
heck, i don't know...i found it on google and did a copy/paste.
i flunked history, jilly.
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I didn't flunk, but hell, I don't remember one thing about it. Every time I do a google search for historic marches, all I get is music.

mlyonsd
07-09-2010, 03:47 PM
The National Women's Party held several suffrage marches in the early 1900's.

Pestilence
07-09-2010, 03:49 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_protest_marches_on_Washington,_D.C.

Jilly
07-09-2010, 04:06 PM
Thanks for everyone's help....I think I got a handle on this now!

seclark
07-09-2010, 04:21 PM
Thanks for everyone's help....I think I got a handle on this now!

let me know if those french gals got bread!
tia,
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Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 04:25 PM
So...this is a great example, while violent, I can definitely use it. I'm finding that it turned the tide of the French Revolution, but the question I'm left with...did the women ever get any bread?

No but she ate cake...

gblowfish
07-09-2010, 05:18 PM
Nothing like a good military march...
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