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March on Washington Movement flyer, ca. 1941

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Summary:Handbill: Straight Up and Come Right to the MARCH-ON-WASHINGTON MOVEMENT!!, ca. 1941. Using the organizational power of the BSCP, A. Philip Randolph formed a March on Washington Committee (MOWC) to urge 10,000 blacks to "march on Washington for jobs in national defense and equal integration in the fighting forces." Scheduled for July 1, 1941, the threatened mass protest forced President Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802 on June 25, banning racially discriminatory employment in defense industries and the federal government, and creating the wartime Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) to investigate complaints. Randolph "postponed" the march on June 28 via radio.
Creator:Parrish, B.E.
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Place of origin – Settlement:Washington
Temporal subject: 1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects:Civil Rights
March on Washington Movement (Organization)
Employee rights
Genre:Fliers (Printed matter)
ArchivesUM location:AFL-CIO Photographic Prints (Still images)
  • series 1
  • box 68
  • folder Exhibits, GMMA
  • accession 2014-001-RG96-001
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:Civil Rights, Civic Engagement
Copyright holder:A. Philip Randolph Institute
Collection:Digital Collections
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