12:11am

Tue August 13, 2013
Politics

Today on Your Call: Fifty years after the March on Washington, do we have a more just economy?


On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about the 1963 March on Washington, which included calls for the elimination of racial segregation, and major public-works program to provide jobs. What did “Jobs and Freedom” mean then – and what do they mean today? Join the conversation and call in with your questions on the next Your Call, with me, Rose Aguilar, and you.

Guests:

Clayborne Carson, professor of history at Stanford University and the director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute. He is the author of Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Eva Paterson, president and a founder of the Equal Justice Society

Dr. Dorothy Cotton, legendary civil rights activist and a close ally of Dr. Martin. She is the author of “ If Your Back's Not Bent: The Role of the Citizenship Education Program in the Civil Rights Movement

Web Resources:

Dorothy Cotton Institute

CSPAN: A conversation with professor Clayborne Carson about his book, Martin’s Dream: My Journey and the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.,

Stanford University: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute

Equal Justice Society

Eva Paterson Debating Vice President Spiro Agnew

EPI: For Jobs and Freedom: An Introduction to the Unfinished March

Dissent: The Forgotten Radical History of the March on Washington

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