Mass Demonstrations

Archive Report

Coming Civil Rights March in Capital

Plans for Huge Demonstration in Washington

A Mass Demonstration in which as many as 150,000 Negro and white marchers may take part, in Washington on August 28, will climax five months of nationwide protest against racial discrimination. The object of the demonstration is to direct attention to Negro grievances, particularly the insufficiency of employment opportunities, and to impress upon Congress the importance of passing President Kennedy's omnibus civil rights bill.1

As proposed last May 4 by A. Philip Randolph, president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the demonstration was to point up the “outrage of joblessness among Negroes.” Presently that purpose was broadened. The Rev. George Lawrence, northeast regional representative of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, said on June 12 ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles