Tens of Thousands March on Washington Again 50 Years Later

Tens of thousands gathered in Washington, D.C., today to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed on August 28, 1963, from the Lincoln Memorial to the King Memorial, ending at the Washington Monument. Leaders from civil rights, labor,Continue reading “Tens of Thousands March on Washington Again 50 Years Later”

Bayard Rustin Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Twenty-six years after his death, Bayard Rustin will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from the first Black president, Barack Obama. Rustin receives our nation’s highest civilian honor almost fifty years to the date of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a grand achievement crafted by Rustin, but largely associated with Dr. MartinContinue reading “Bayard Rustin Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom”

Eva Paterson, Dorothy Cotton, Clayborne Carson on The March

EJS President Eva Paterson joined Dr. Dorothy Cotton, Prof. Clayborne Carson, and host Rose Aguilar on KALW’s “Your Call” radio show on August 13, 2013, to share perspectives on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. What did “Jobs and Freedom” mean then – and what do they mean today? Dr. Dorothy Cotton is aContinue reading “Eva Paterson, Dorothy Cotton, Clayborne Carson on The March”