Title

The Men Behind the March: Randolph and Rustin Together Again

Document Type

News Article

Journal or Conference Title

NYU Press Blog

Publication Date

8-27-2013

Department

History

Abstract

Through the media attention on this anniversary, it has been gratifying to once again see the cover of Life magazine (September 6, 1963) with Randolph and Rustin standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial. At the time of the March, most Americans had viewed these two men as the real stars of the occasion. The 1963 March for Jobs and Freedom was actually the realization of their long-time “dream” to have a dramatic and peaceful demonstration that emphasized the need of all black Americans for economic opportunities and jobs, as well as the more elusive ideal of freedom.

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Publisher Statement

Originally published as Taylor, C. (2013). The men behind the March: Randolph and Rustin together again.