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John Lewis address, "March for Jobs and Freedom"

Speaker: John Lewis
Delivered On: 8/28/1963
Place: Washington DC
Subject: March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963.
Civil rights movements--United States--History--20th Century.
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Description: John Lewis was a radical among the civil rights leadership. His address, remarked the historian Taylor Branch, expressed "scolding, cold-eyed idealism." John Lewis, leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), addressed the largest civil rights gathering at the Lincoln Memorial. His fiery oratory proved unsettling to march organizers