Marching orders

More than 100,000 people are expected to converge on Washington, D.C., August 28 in a "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom." It is estimated that three-fifths of the assembly will be Negroes and whites responding to the call of the Congress of Racial Equality, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the Negro American Labor Council, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the National Urban League. It is hoped that 40,000 churchmen from all parts of the country will be present in response to the invitation of the National Council of Churches, the American Jewish Congress and the National Catholic Conference for Interracial Justice.


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