March for Jobs and Freedom still relevant

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, in a Crowd.

Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C.: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and Mathew Ahmann, Executive Director of the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice, in a crowd.

The sign calling for “Full Employment,” displayed during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Aug. 28, 1963, is sadly, still relevant.

Photo: Rowland Scherman, National Archives and Records Administration.

Visit the “Documented Rights” exhibit at the National Archives and Records Administration: http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/documented-rights/

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