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Roosevelt issued Executive Order on June Randolph and Rustin continued to organize around the idea of a mass march on Washington. They envisioned several large marches during the s, but all were called off despite criticism from Rustin.
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Finalized plans for the March were announced in a press conference on July 2. Mobilization and logistics were administered by Rustin, a civil rights veteran and organizer of the Journey of Reconciliationthe first of the Freedom Rides to test the Supreme Court ruling that banned racial discrimination in interstate travel. Rustin was a long-time associate of both Randolph and Dr.
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March organizers themselves disagreed over the purpose of the march. Although in years past, Randolph had supported "Negro only" marches, partly to reduce the impression that the civil rights movement was dominated by white communists, organizers in agreed that whites and blacks marching side by side would create a more powerful image. The Kennedy Administration cooperated with the organizers in planning the March, and one member of the Justice Department was assigned as a full-time liaison.
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A total of 5, police officers were on duty. The Pentagon readied 19, troops in the suburbs. For the first time since Prohibitionliquor sales were banned in Washington D. Stadium, was nearly four miles from the Lincoln Memorial rally site. Rustin and Walter Fauntroy negotiated some security issues with the government, Short haired girl on bike approval for private marshals with the understanding that these would not be able to act against outside agitators.
The organizers originally planned to hold the march outside of the Capitol Building. Rustin pushed hard for an expensive sound system, maintaining "We cannot maintain order where people cannot hear.
Its operators Ladies looking casual sex Unity Oregon unable to repair it. Fauntroy contacted Attorney General Caeual Kennedy and his civil rights liaison Burke Marshalldemanding that the government fix the system. Fauntroy reportedly told them: Do you want a fight here tomorrow after all we've done?
The march commanded national attention by preempting regularly scheduled television programs. As the first ceremony of such magnitude ever initiated and dominated by African Americans, the march also was the first to have its nature wholly misperceived in advance.