Few American leaders could have made a better impression than did Roy Wilkins, executive director of the National Association for the Ad- vancement of Colored People, and Martin Luther King, Jr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, when they appeared on N.B.C.'s "Meet the Press" program the Sunday night prior to the march on Washington.
Against the urgently expressed desires of Walter Reuther of the Automobile Workers and Philip Randolph of the Sleeping Car Porters, the central board of the A.F.L.—C.I.O. voted not to endorse the August 28 civil rights demonstration in the national capital. This A.F.L.—C.I.O. decision will not prevent participation by many unions, including members of the big labor combine.
Directions for participants in the August 28 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom" and for the concurrent church assembly read like snatches from a John Bunyan allegory: "March from the Washington Monument at 12:00 noon in two parallel lines down Constitution and Independence Avenues to the Lincoln Memorial." This capsuled, is the history and the hope of the American Negro: from
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
All major Negro organizations have joined in promoting an entirely legal and orderly freedom march in Washington on August 28. The National Council of Churches' Commission on Religion and Race has called for 40,000 Protestant and Orthodox church members to take part in the demonstration.