Success of March on Washington a sign of movement’s momentum


Last night, Rachel, amply aided by the wonderful recounted history of Clarence Jones, reviewed some of the events in the civil rights movement that lead up to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, showing that the march was not a singular, or even seminal, event, but rather was part of a longer struggle steadily building energy and momentum.

With that in mind, and following on the nice work done by my colleague Traci Lee over on the Bashir Show, I put together the below timeline of some of the significant events in the few years leading up to the March.

The items linked on the timeline are scavenged from the internet, so if you know of a good (free) node to add, let me know and I’ll be happy to put it in.



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Success of March on Washington a sign of movement's momentum