Among the groups who organised the march were the Campaign for Social Justice and the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA). Loyalists organised a counter-demonstration in Dungannon.
In response, the RUC ordered a ban on the civil rights protesters entering and holding a meeting at the Market Square. The meeting was eventually held in Thomas Street while police separated both sets of protesters.
A few days later, this march was followed by a 100 strong protest at Guildhall in Londonderry.
Civil rights demonstrators arrive in Dungannon, where Gary Lennon is served with a notice from the RUC not to enter the Market Square.
RTÉ Radio's 'World This Week' looks back at the beginnings of the campaign for change in Northern Ireland.
Over one hundred demonstrators protested against housing conditions at Londonderry Corporation's monthly meeting by occupying the Guildhall chamber.