Inspiration For Today’s Movements: The March on Washington

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was a pivotal event in the history of our nation and lives.

I would encourage you to research and read about the 1963 March, how it originated, developed, and was organized, as well as about Leaders at Memorialits impact on the nation.  You will also want to learn about some of the key people who were involved in the March, men and women such as A. Philip Randolph, Bayard Rustin, Ella Baker, Martin Luther King, Jr. , John Lewis, Cleveland Robinson, and Walter Reuther.

The stories of the March and these great civil rights leaders will not only inspire you, they will model for us a way to effectively engage people, authorities, and the issues we are deeply concerned about today – the economy, income inequality, job creation, minimum wage, the right to form unions, worker’s rights, and voter’s rights.

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