On this 50th anniversary march on Washington, DC the 2.0 generation is being recruited to harness a growing discontent into action. Some in the women's movement say little has changed since the civil rights movement. Unfortunately, MLK's "I have a dream" speech is still only a far away dream.
In fact, some feel this nation has quietly become segregated more than it was in 1963. Also, unions who have lost plenty of political power are strongly backing this march in Washington, D.C., which is calling for Jobs and Freedom. Participating unions are heralding King's strong ties to labor, and many are using this opportunity to renew the original march's call for jobs and freedom.
Fifty years ago, following the march, ML King and other civil rights leaders met with President Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House, where they discussed the need for bipartisan support of civil rights legislation. Though they were passed after Kennedy’s death, the provisions and developments of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965 reﬂect the demands of the need to continue the struggle for RIGHTS NOW.