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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