March on Washington: The Economics of the March

Albert Shanker Institute

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Why did the organizers of the 1963 March on Washington demand jobs as well as freedom for African-Americans? Using generalizations drawn from data on unemployment rates in the US, explain why the organizers of the March demanded both jobs and freedom for African-Americans. Written by Jose Luis Vilson.

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