Today’s March on Washington: It’s About Jobs and Freedom

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

50 Years Later, the Untold History of the March on Washington & MLK’s Most Famous Speech

One week out from the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – and just days away from a major march this Saturday commemorating the event – we spend the hour looking at much of its forgotten history. More than a quarter-million people came to the nation’s capital on August 28, 1963, to protest discrimination, joblessness and economic inequality faced by African Americans. Many now consider the march to be a key turning point in the civil rights movement.


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