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Civil Rights Roundtable 1963

Civil Rights 1963 - James Baldwin, Marlon Brando, Sydney Poitier, Harry Belafonte & Charlton Heston.

Five thousand police officers, Army Reserve soldiers, and National Guardsmen were present at the 1963 March on Washington, but there were no major incidents or arrests. Help honor this peaceful march for equality by joining the March on Washington Stamp Mosaic now: http://hsht.ag/g6i #MyMarch

Five thousand police officers, Army Reserve soldiers, and National Guardsmen were present at the 1963 March on Washington, but there were no major incidents or arrests. Help honor this peaceful march for equality by joining the March on Washington Stamp Mosaic now: http://hsht.ag/g6i #MyMarch

From African American Faces of the Civil War by Ron Coddington

African-American Faces Of The Civil War

Kendrick Allen was born a slave in Anderson County, Ky., and joined the Army at age enlisting in the U. Collection of the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

White people thought segregation was the way things should be- Julianne Sosa

“Segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever”

Bayard Rustin was a black socialist and key architect of the civil rights movement who lived openly as a gay man in the 1950’s. He was a powerful proponent of nonviolent resistance and the tools that would shape a movement and lead it to many successes. These grassroots, nonviolent strategies built a broad movement for civil rights - one that opponents could not easily demonize or ignore. Groundswell believes these tools and tactics to be an essential part of building the intersectional…

Bayard Rustin with James Baldwin at a news conference in 1963 talking about an incident with children in Alabama

Race and Poverty, 50 Years after the March.

Race and Poverty, Fifty Years After the March

Charlton Heston (1923-2008) is associated with BEN-HUR, PLANET OF THE APES, opposition to the Vietnam War when he was younger, and with Ronald Reagan and the National Rifle Association when he was older.The latter overshadowed his active participation in the civil rights movement during the 1960s. In August 1963, for example, Heston took part in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Civic Engagement Grants provides a collection of resources on citizen engagement, civil society and community empowerment.

Become part of the 1963 March on Washington stamp by adding your name to the mosaic today! http://hsht.ag/g6i #MyMarch

Become part of the 1963 March on Washington stamp by adding your name to the mosaic today! http://hsht.ag/g6i #MyMarch

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