March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [publicity flyer]

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Title

March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [publicity flyer]

Description

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on 28 August 1963.  An estimated 250,000 people attended the massive, peaceful rally, while many more watched the dramatic events live on television.

This flyer reads:

"An Appeal to You from  
Mathew Ahmann 
Eugene Carson Blake 
James Farmer 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 
John Lewis 
Isaiah Minkoff 
A. Philip Randolph 
Walter Reuther 
Roy Wilkins 
Whitney Young

to MARCH on WASHINGTON
Wednesday August 28, 1963

America faces a crisis ...
Millions of Negroes are denied freedom ...
Millions of citizens, black and white, are unemployed ...

We demand:
-- Meaningful Civil Rights Laws 
-- Massive Federal Works Program 
-- Full and Fair Employment 
-- Decent Housing 
-- The Right to Vote 
-- Adequate Integrated Education

In your community, groups are mobilizing for the March. You can get information on how to go to Washington by calling civil rights organizations, religious organizations, trade unions, fraternal organizations and youth groups.

National Office -- 
MARCH ON WASHINGTON FOR JOBS AND FREEDOM 
170 West 130 Street 
New York 27 
FI 8-1900 
Cleveland Robinson, Chairman, Administrative Committee 
Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director

Source

March on Washington 1963, Special Collections, William Smith Morton Library, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Date

1963

Contributor

Union Presbyterian Seminary Library

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Notes

Learn more:
Hansan, John E., March on Washington, D.C. for Jobs and Freedom August 28, 1963, Social Welfare History Project
The March (1963) [film], Social Welfare History Project
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [tri-fold publicity flyer], Social Welfare History Image Portal

Citation

“March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom [publicity flyer],” Social Welfare History Image Portal, accessed December 16, 2018, https://images.socialwelfare.library.vcu.edu/items/show/248.