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The 10 Demands Made 50 Years Ago at the 1963 March on Washington

CREWOF42.COM 19 Hours Ago

FEATURED Posted by lauren victoria burke on August 24, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Why are we here. What are we asking for? There was a rare shout out here and there but no consistent focus from the many speakers at the podium today on specific demands coming out of the 50th anniversary for the March on Washington were. There is at least a specific AGENDA.
It’s interesting to review the demands from the 1963 march. One speaker today mentioned that we all had to get busy today to make sure that the same issues from 1963 and 2013 don’t pop up again (undressed) in 2063. The demands in 1963 were listed in the program, there were ten (pay particular attention to 6,7 and 8).

Author: lauren victoria burke publishes the blog Crewof42 and is the Managing Editor of Politic365.com. She can be heard every Tuesday on the radio on The Earl Ingram Show at 1290 WMCS at 4 p.m. EST. Ms. Burke has enjoyed employment with USAToday.com and ABC News and holds a B.A. in History from The American University. Contact: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42

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