The Switch Up — March on Washington: 60 years later

On Aug. 28, 1963, more than a quarter million people walked in the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom – the same march that saw Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. give his I Have a Dream Speech.

It was that march that helped lead to passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The landmark legislation banned segregation in public places and prohibited discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. 

But those who fought for their freedoms were arrested, beaten and threatened, while others — Medgar Evers, Fred Hampton, Malcolm X., and, of course, King — were assassinated. 

On this episode of The Switch Up, we’re taking a walk back through history, to the march that changed everything in the fight for civil rights …. And we’ll take a look at where that fight stands today.

Listen above.

The Switch Up podcast series — hosted by The Hill’s Cheyanne M. Daniels — explores the intersection of race and politics through intimate conversations with leading scholars, advocates and legislators from communities of color.

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