Study Up For 'Think:' The March On Washington, Beyond MLK's 'Dream' Speech

Aug 5, 2013

It was August 28, 1963 on the National Mall. The March On Washington would make Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech famous. But the opening address by the founder of the March, trade unionist A. Philip Randolph, also impacted the civil rights cause in a pivotal way. Think host Krys Boyd talks to author William P. Jones at noon about Randolph's call for an end to segregation and a living wage for every citizen, 50 years after that day.

On the March's 40th anniversary, NPR put together a package on the March's history and significance. You can hear remarks by both Randolph and King.

In the second hour at 1 p.m., Lisa Tatum joins Krys to talk about the future of law practice and diversity in the industry. She became the first African-American to lead the Texas State Bar in June.

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