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Is Another March on Washington Needed

By Jim Norman The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington is approaching. The 1963 march was the largest political rally for human rights in United States history. It was organized by civil-rights, labor and religious organizations for jobs and civil rights. Almost 300,000 participants traveled by bus, car, train…

VIDEO: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

On Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1963, more than 200,000 Americans—an estimated 75 to 80 percent of them Black—converged on Washington, D.C., to rally for civil and economic rights. The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom was one of the largest political rallies in U.S. history and is widely credited with…

SLIDESHOW: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

This week, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, one of the largest political rallies in U.S. history and a key event in the civil-rights movement. For a full list of events and to find out how you can attend and participate,…