Monday, August 26, 2013

The split personality of the second March on Washington

On Saturday, 50 years after the original March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, a commemorative march took place.
Ari Berman says this recent march marks the emergence of a new civil rights movement. Berman's colleague at The Nation,  Dave Zirin is not so sure.

The Fellowship of Reconciliation used Saturday's march as a an occasion for organizing. Meanwhile, over at Black Agenda Report,  editor-in-chief Glen Ford describes the inclusion of President Obama in this year's march as a betrayal of everything the original march stood for.

Meanwhile, another commemorative march is scheduled for the actual 50th anniversary of the first march on August 28.

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