August 28, 1963 — the March on Washington

A little-publicized fact about the March on Washington, which featured Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech, is that it was primarily about JOBS.  In fact, one of the principal talking points for each speaker was raising the minimum wage to $2 an hour (which would be about $14/hr in today’s world).

Years later, our culture has changed radically in how it views civil rights.  Legal segregation has been dead for two generations.  But have we created an economy which enables stable employment?  Is that even possible in today’s global marketplace?

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