The March on Washington at 50
August 28, 2013
Guests: Eddie Glaude, Alexis Moore Bruton, Carmen Febo-San Miguel
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Civil rights leaders including Martin Luther King Jr., Bayard Rustin, A. Philip Randolph and many others called for racial, social, and economic equality. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his monumental speech, “I Have a Dream.” So how is the dream holding up at 50? On our second day of coverage of the March on Washington, Alexis Moore Bruton of the American Friends Service Committee tells us about her father’s activities in the civil rights movement and her memories from the era. We are also joined by Carmen Febo-San Miguel of Taller Puertorriqueño, who will discuss the role of Latinos in the struggle for civil rights movement and Eddie Glaude of Princeton University, who will explore the events of the march and the way in which race relations were shaped by the civil rights movement.