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For Jobs and Freedom: A Black Nouveau Special | Program

September 5, 2013


[Original Airdate: August 27, 2013] On August 28, 1963 roughly 250,000 Americans participated in the "Great March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." Organized by labor and social activists A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin, the event brought together major Civil Rights Organizations, Labor Unions, religious leaders, and ordinary citizens who sought economic and social justice for black Americans. Many Wisconsinites participated in the March. Host Joanne Williams recounts the events leading to the March, talks with participants Ted Mack (Milwaukee's CORE Chapter); Cong. John Lewis (one of the ten organizers); Vel Phillips (first African-American and woman on Milwaukee's Common Council); Kurt L. Schmoke, (former Mayor of Baltimore, MD,); and Rachelle Horowitz (Transportation Coordinator for Bayard Rustin).


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