Aug 24, 2023
The massive gathering of Americans on the National Mall sixty
years ago, on August 28, 1963, is best remembered by the final few
minutes of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s soaring call for racial
harmony, "I Have A Dream." But there was much more to the March on
Washington for Jobs and Freedom. In this episode, historians Thomas
Jackson and William P. Jones recover aspects of Black intellectual
history and a radical economic agenda that are invisible in
sanitized retrospectives on the revolution of ‘63.
(Note: The source of the Kennedy audio tape on civil rights is the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, excerpted by Thomas Jackson).