Realizing the Dream!
Across the March of Time 1963 - 2013, for Jobs & Justice
Marching on Washington
Spurred on by the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed African-American teen Trayvon Martin, and the recent Supreme Court decision that ripped the heart out of the Voting Rights Act, legislation written in the blood of a people, both of which again exposed the wide racial divides in the nation, people boarded buses and headed to D.C. on the fiftieth anniversary of the 63’ March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. They came again for voting rights, for educational opportunities, for employment and workers rights, and against the system of incarceration, police violence and laws the permit the murder of their children – all still unsettled issues.
You’ll listen to and contrast the demands and sounds from the 63’ March with those of today. You’ll hear the most heartfelt messages and evocative presentations that remind us of the original 63’ message - that the struggle for freedom and economic rights must coalesce for meaningful change. Be inspired, be renewed and recommit to agitate for Jobs, and Freedom after listening to interviews with civil rights icons, the sheroes and heroes who recount their sacrifices of then and prescriptions for today. Be moved and excited by the fierce oratory from then and now.
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