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Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Organizers of the 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C.


Left to Right: John Lewis of the Students Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Whitney Young, Jr. of the National Urban League, A. Phillip Randolph of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters and the Negro American Labor Council, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. of the Southern Christian Leadership Council (SCLC), James Farmer of the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), and Roy Wilkins of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)


"March on Washington: A massive public demonstration that articulated the goals of the Civil Rights Movement. It was A. Philip Randolph who conceived the march. In 1941 his threat to assemble 100,000 African Americans in the capital helped convince President Franklin D. Roosevelt to sign an executive order banning discrimination in the defense industries and creating the Fair Employment Practices Committee. More than 20 years later, Randolph revived his idea. His primary interest, as always, was jobs - African Americans were disproportionately unemployed and underpaid." http://www.founders.howard.edu/Reference/Webliographies/JohnLewis/BigSixFiles/index.htm








To hear Whitney Young, Jr., click http://www.hpol.org/civilrights/march1963/young.ram


To hear Martin Luther King, click http://www.hpol.org/mlk/test.smil

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Booker T. Washington said:

"There is another class of colored people who make a business of keeping the troubles, the wrongs, and the hardships of the Negro race before the public. Having learned that they are able to make a living out of their troubles, they have grown into the settled habit of advertising their wrongs -- partly because they want sympathy and partly because it pays. Some of these people do not want the Negro to lose his grievances, because they do not want to lose their jobs....There is a certain class of race-problem solvers who do not want the patient to get well, because as long as the disease holds out they have not only an easy means of making a living, but also an easy medium through which to make themselves prominent before the public."

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