Civil War Monitor Category: Photo Essays
Photo Essay: The Civil War: Between the Battles
The link between race and class, however, could not be severed, especially during a Vietnam War that sent largely poor people of color to its bloody front lines. Even Martin Luther King began to see the links between unfettered funding for the war machine and the sea of poverty washing over America's domestic landscape. These insights set the stage for King's infamous "Time to Break Silence" speech of 1967 and his bridging of the gap between civil rights and economic justice.
Civil war Photo Essay by George Kanchisa on Prezi
A. Philip Randolph (1889–1979) was a leading African-American activist for several decades of the twentieth century. Randolph had championed the rights of workers in the 1920s, and in November 1941 he had threatened to lead a 100,000-person march on Washington if wartime production was not integrated. President Roosevelt responded by signing Executive Order 8802, which created a Fair Employment Practices Commission. Randolph called off the march.