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"March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" Vintage Flyer

"March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" Vintage Flyer

 

Vintage flyer from the August 28, 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" demonstration. Printed on cream paper. In near fine condition, with light overall toning, measures 5.5" x 8.25".

 

"An Appeal to You from

 

Mathew Ahmann                          Joachim Prinz

Eugene Carson Blake                   A. Philip Randolph

James Farmer                             Walter Reuther

Martin Luther King, Jr.                 Roy Wilkins

John Lewis                                   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…"

 

Our flyer features an appeal from 8 of the so-called "Big 10" of demonstration organizers, with each representing a significant labor, civil rights, or faith-based group. The March on Washington had a single objective: to expose the true nature of race relations and economic problems in mid-century America. Demonstrators wanted former promises--of racial equality, of the pursuit of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--to finally be fulfilled.

 

The 1963 March on Washington marked the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Its estimated 200,000-300,000 participants, of whom an estimated 75% were black, marched from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial. All of the "Big 10" delivered speeches, although Dr. Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s powerful oration "I Have a Dream" is the most remembered.

 

The March on Washington was nationally televised and shone a light on Jim Crow laws and widespread unemployment. One of the capstone moments of the Civil Rights Movement, the March on Washington led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

 

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Item: 65114

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