Click here to check out this week's Labor History Today podcast. On this week’s show: Heidi Thomas on the history of rodeo women; Frances Perkins’ labor landmarks; Common revisits MLK’s "I Have A Dream" speech; labor and civil rights activists unite to desegregate Glen Echo Amusement Park.
250,000 people participate in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Washington, D.C. The march—initiated by A. Philip Randolph, president of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters—was organized by a coalition of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations. It was here that Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech. - 1963