This week marks the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington that boosted the Civil Rights movement and helped bring about monumental changes like the Voting Rights Act.
Many are celebrating today with another symbolic march on Washington, while others are doing their damndest to erase everything that was gained from that time – particularly to Voting Rights and equal representation.
It’s certainly worth noting the entire name for the original event was the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Funny how no one remembers the JOBS part, especially because one of the 10 major points of the March was to raise the minimum wage. For those of you keeping score at home, minimum wage is lower today than it was at the time of the March (adjusted for inflation).
Either way, 50 years later to the day, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s I Have a Dream speech is just as important – and will still give you goosebumps. Here’s to dreaming…