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March on Washington
March on Washington news and analysis from The Nation
September 2, 2021
A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement
The 1963 March on Washington put a government guarantee to a job at the front of the civil rights agenda. It’s long past time to complete the work.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
June 24, 2020
Rural New York Is in the Streets, Marching for Black Lives
My town voted overwhelmingly for Trump, so I didn’t expect a big crowd at a recent Black Lives Matter protest. I was wrong.
June 28, 2017
This New Deal Agency Promoted Civil Rights. Trump Wants to Kill It.
After civil-rights leader A. Phillip Randolph threatened to lead a march on Washington, FDR created the Fair Employment Practices Committee.
January 23, 2017
Our March Into Power
The battle ahead is daunting, but for the first time since the election I feel we have a fighting chance to topple tyranny.
September 6, 2016
Danny Lyon’s Drama of Solitude
How did he take such profoundly empathetic photographs?
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January 15, 2015
January 15, 1929: Martin Luther King Jr. Is Born
December 4, 2014
The Civil Rights Movement Came Out of a Moment Like This One
If civil rights movement history is any guide, the protests against police brutality are just getting started.
August 29, 2013
March on Washington at 50: Commemoration vs. Movement
Representatives of the youth generation were cut from yesterday’s roster of speakers, but that won’t stop them from building a movement on their own.
Mychal Denzel Smith
August 28, 2013
On the Anniversary of the March on Washington, a New Fight for Voting Rights
The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since 1965, but civil rights activists are fighting back.
August 26, 2013
An Unfulfilled Dream From the March on Washington: Labor Rights for Domestic Work
Home care workers are still excluded from federal labor laws fifty years after protesters demanded inclusion.