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The Resource The march on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights, William P. Jones

The march on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights, William P. Jones

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The march on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights
Title
The march on Washington
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jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights
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William P. Jones
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Language
eng
Summary
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. It was the final speech of a long day, August 28, 1963, when hundreds of thousands gathered on the Mall for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In a resounding cadence, Martin Luther King Jr. lifted the crowd when he told of his dream that all Americans would join together to realize the founding ideal of equality. The power of the speech created an enduring symbol of the march and the larger civil rights movement. King's speech still inspires us fifty years later, but its very power has also narrowed our understanding of the march. In this insightful history, William P. Jones restores the march to its full significance. The opening speech of the day was delivered by the leader of the march, the great trade unionist A. Philip Randolph, who first called for a march on Washington in 1941 to press for equal opportunity in employment and the armed forces. To the crowd that stretched more than a mile before him, Randolph called for an end to segregation and a living wage for every American. Equal access to accommodations and services would mean little to people, white and black, who could not afford them. Randolph's egalitarian vision of economic and social citizenship is the strong thread running through the full history of the March on Washington Movement. It was a movement of sustained grassroots organizing, linked locally to women's groups, unions, and churches across the country. Jones's fresh, compelling history delivers a new understanding of this emblematic event and the broader civil rights movement it propelled.--Publisher's description
Summary
Describes the impact and history of the opening speech made during the March on Washington by the trade unionist Philip Randolph whose vision and fight for equal economic and social citizenship began in 1941
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YDXCP
Dewey number
323.1196
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Target audience
adult
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jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights
Label
The march on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights, William P. Jones
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xxi, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393082852
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013006173
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812254107
Label
The march on Washington : jobs, freedom, and the forgotten history of civil rights, William P. Jones
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-276) and index
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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
xxi, 296 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780393082852
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
2013006173
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)812254107

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