Wednesday, August 28, 2013

On the anniversary of the march on Washington

The last post of the day on this blog will NOT be about Surviving Gilligan's Island.  No, not today.

Because it is the fiftieth anniversary of the "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom."  There had never been a popular rally on this scale before in the United States -- what a miracle of organizing, and what a miracle for so many citizens to turn out and take up a common space by their nation's capitol.

And, of course, that speech.  Read it here.  And then, please, also read the "Beyond Vietnam" speech here

Or watch and listen:

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