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10 Demands Made 50 Years Ago at the 1963 MoW

10 Demands Made 50 Years Ago at the 1963 MoW

 

Why are we here. What are we asking for? There was a rare shout out here and there but no consistent focus from the many speakers at the podium today on specific demands coming out of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington (though yesterday, a specific agenda was announced–> AGENDA).

In thinking about how times change and stay the same all at once, it’s interesting to review the demands from the 1963 march.  One speaker today mentioned that we all had to get busy today to make sure that the same issues from 1963 and 2013 don’t pop up again (undressed) in 2063.  The demands in 1963 were listed in the program, there were ten — see below (pay particular attention to 6,7 and 8).   You can see the ENTIRE program from 1963 here. 

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