Created by
Congress of Racial Equality, American, founded 1942
Subject of
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Farmer, James L. Jr., American, 1920 - 1999
Randolph, A. Philip, American, 1889 - 1979
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Wilkins, Roy, American, 1901 - 1981
Lewis, John, American, 1940 - 2020
Young, Whitney Moore Jr., American, 1921 - 1971
Negro American Labor Council, American, 1960 - 1972
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, American, founded 1957
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, American, 1960 - 1970s
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, American, founded 1909
National Urban League, American, founded 1910
ink on paper (fiber product)
H x W: 11 x 8 1/2 in. (27.9 x 21.6 cm)
A single-sided one sheet notice produced by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) inviting partipation in the upcoming March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The circular consists of black printed text on blue paper. At the top, text reads [An Appeal to You from] and lists the "Big Six" leaders of the march: James Farmer, Congress for Racial Equality; A. Phillip Randolph, Negro American Labor Council; Martin Luther King, Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Roy Wilkins, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; John Lewis, Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee; Whitney Young, National Urban League. The text continues [to / MARCH ON WASHINGTON / WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1963]. The text then goes on to list the reasons for the march and the list of the demands of the march, including "effective civil rights legislation," as well as how to participate. Along the bottom is the logo for CORE and the address for the CORE offices in Philadelphia.
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, North and Central America
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Civil Rights Movement
Civil rights
Local and regional
Political organizations
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
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