In this lecture, James Farmer explains the origins of the March on Washington, and how A. Philip Randolph directed the March. At the time of the March, Farmer was arrested due to his involvement in the Freedom Rides. He watched the March on Washington on a television set from jail. Farmer explains the collaboration of labor leaders and Civil Rights leaders. Then Farmer explains the beginning of his visit to Plaquemine, LA, where a peaceful march was attacked by a hateful mob.
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