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The March on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights

Author: William Powell Jones
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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A history professor describes the impact and history of the opening speech made during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963 by the trade unionist A. Philip Randolph whose vision and fight for equal economic and social citizenship began in 1941. He first called for a march on Washington in 1941 to press for equal opportunity in employment and the armed forces. He called for an end to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Powell Jones
ISBN: 9780393082852 0393082857 9780393349412 0393349411
OCLC Number: 828626842
Notes: "First published as a Norton paperback 2014."--Title page verso.
Description: xxi, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The most dangerous Negro in America --
The March on Washington movement --
Rocking the cradle --
Jim Crow unions --
For jobs and freedom --
Battle lines drawn.
Other Titles: Jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights
Responsibility: William P. Jones.
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A brilliant history that goes beyond the dazzling "I Have a Dream" speech to explore the real significance of the massive march and the movement it inspired.  Read more...

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"Finally we have the definitive history of the 1963 March on Washington." -- Judith Stein, author of Pivotal Decade "William P. Jones's indispensable new book highlights the leadership of A. Philip Read more...

 
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