The next week will see commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. That’s what it’s often called now, but the event’s full name was really the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Among the original goals: A living minimum wage of $2.00 an hour.
“March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom,” King Encyclopedia, Stanford University
“The March on Washington was a march for ‘Jobs and Freedom,’” Kathleen Geier, Washington Monthly blog
“It’s still about jobs fifty years after the March on Washington,” Margaret Simms, Metrotrends
“‘A Freedom Budget for All,'” Scott McLemee, Inside Higher Ed
“Toward a Freedom Budget,” A. Philip Randolph, Dissent
“What Happened to Jobs and Justice?” William P. Jones, New York Times
“Fifty years after March on Washington, economic gap between blacks, whites persists,” Michael A. Fletcher, Washington Post
“An Originalist View of the March on Washington: Decent Work and Wages as Civil Rights,” William E. Forbath, American Constitution Society Blog
“Big, Glitzy Marches Are Not Movements,” Robin D. G. Kelley, Boston Review
“An Oral History of the March on Washington,” Smithsonian Magazine
“March On Washington,” Washington Post
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