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March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963  Search this
Bayard Rustin, American, 1912 - 1987  Search this
Cleveland Robinson, Jamaican American, 1914 - 1995  Search this
Subject of:
Mathew H. Ahmann, American, 1931 - 2001  Search this
Eugene Carson Blake, American, 1906 - 1985  Search this
James L. Farmer Jr., American, 1920 - 1999  Search this
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
John Lewis, American, 1940 - 2020  Search this
A. Philip Randolph, American, 1889 - 1979  Search this
Walter Reuther, American, 1907 - 1970  Search this
Roy Wilkins, American, 1901 - 1981  Search this
Whitney Moore Young Jr., American, 1921 - 1971  Search this
Isaiah M. Minkoff, Polish American, 1901 - 1983  Search this
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (21 x 14 cm)
fliers (printed matter)
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
A flier promoting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, produced by the march's National Office. The flier consists of a single sheet printed on one side in black ink on off-white paper. The flier begins with the text [An Appeal to You from] followed by a list of the "Big 10" leaders of the march: Mathew Ahmann, Eugene Carson Blake, James Farmer, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Isaiah Minkoff, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young. The text then continues [to MARCH on / WASHINGTON / WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1963] and lists the reasons for the march as well as the demands [We demand: - Meaningful Civil Rights Laws / Full and Fair Employment / Massive Federal Works Program / Decent Housing / The Right to Vote / Adequate Integrated Education]. Along the bottom is the address for the National Office of the March in New York. At the bottom left is [Cleveland Robinson / Chairman, Administrative Committee] and to the bottom right is [Bayard Rustin / Deputy Director]. The back of the flier is blank.
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
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Politics  Search this
U.S. History, 1961-1969  Search this
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Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
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National Museum of African American History and Culture