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Original post made by Ted Rudow III on Aug 23, 2013

by Ted Rudow III, MA

The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.More than a quarter-million people came to the nation's capital on August 28, 1963, to protest discrimination, joblessness and economic inequality faced by African Americans. Many now consider the march to be a key turning point in the civil rights movement.



Most white Americans certainly believed that the push to civil rights was moving too fast. And in that moment, civil rights as a concept, integration as a concept, was still somewhat controversial, and how America got there was not a foregone conclusion. The roots of the march really go back 20 years earlier to a march that A. Philip Randolph called and then canceled at the last minute in 1941. The purpose of that march was to protest employment discrimination in the defense industries and also segregation and discrimination in the armed forces. This was actually the point before the U.S. actually entered the war. But President Roosevelt had called on the United States not to enter the war directly, but to serve as what he called an "arsenal of democracy".



Has his dream been realized? Has that dream come true in your life? Has that dream been fulfilled? Or have our ideals and our aspirations fallen by the wayside? Where is the unity, the brotherhood, the oneness of heart and spirit? His dream can only become a reality through love, the supernatural Love of God! This is what brings unity. This is what brings equality. This is what brings mutual respect. This is what makes a man willing to prefer another and lift up another, and sacrifice of himself to improve the life of another.



Ted Rudow III, MA

Comments (1)

Posted by Ansley Truitt, a resident of Greenmeadow
on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm

In all thy ways acknowledge him and he will direct thy path.Ted Rudow,this is your almost ancient colleague Ansley TRUITT.Yes,I am alive and I have been an ordained minister for 16 years.You can contact me at ansleytruitt@gmail.com. [Portion removed.] Best wishes until then.
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