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Protesters at the march carrying signs demanding new civil rights legislation.

Protesters at the march carrying signs demanding new civil rights legislation.

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William P. Jones’ ‘The March on Washington’ examines radical roots of march

William P. Jones: The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom, and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights, offers a historical look into the making of the march from its radical roots in the 1940s to the organizational role of labor unions and women’s groups, and its ambitious economic agenda.