Flier announcing the March on Washington in 1963

Created by
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, American, founded 1963
Rustin, Bayard, American, 1912 - 1987
Robinson, Cleveland, Jamaican American, 1914 - 1995
Subject of
Ahmann, Mathew H., American, 1931 - 2001
Blake, Eugene Carson, American, 1906 - 1985
Farmer, James L. Jr., American, 1920 - 1999
Dr. King, Martin Luther Jr., American, 1929 - 1968
Lewis, John, American, 1940 - 2020
Randolph, A. Philip, American, 1889 - 1979
Reuther, Walter, American, 1907 - 1970
Wilkins, Roy, American, 1901 - 1981
Young, Whitney Moore Jr., American, 1921 - 1971
Minkoff, Isaiah M., Polish American, 1901 - 1983
Date
1963
Medium
ink on paper (fiber product)
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (21 x 14 cm)
Description
A flier promoting the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, produced by the march's National Office. The flier consists of a single sheet printed on one side in black ink on off-white paper. The flier begins with the text [An Appeal to You from] followed by a list of the "Big 10" leaders of the march: Mathew Ahmann, Eugene Carson Blake, James Farmer, Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis, Isaiah Minkoff, A. Philip Randolph, Walter Reuther, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young. The text then continues [to MARCH on / WASHINGTON / WEDNESDAY AUGUST 28, 1963] and lists the reasons for the march as well as the demands [We demand: - Meaningful Civil Rights Laws / Full and Fair Employment / Massive Federal Works Program / Decent Housing / The Right to Vote / Adequate Integrated Education]. Along the bottom is the address for the National Office of the March in New York. At the bottom left is [Cleveland Robinson / Chairman, Administrative Committee] and to the bottom right is [Bayard Rustin / Deputy Director]. The back of the flier is blank.
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Place made
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Movement
Civil Rights Movement
Type
fliers (printed matter)
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Local and regional
Political organizations
Politics
U.S. History, 1961-1969
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2010.45.7
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd50fd81049-b977-41e5-b84e-dd1032ea0cfa
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