Opinion: Lessons from the March on Washington on the value of allyship

This past weekend was the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. As many Americans reflected on the significance of the day, particularly as voting rights across the country are under attack, they likely thought about the legacy and image of the mighty Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing at a lectern in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the huge crowd stretched before him captivated by his vision of a society without racism. If required to list the other leaders of this historic protest, Americans might be able to name one, maybe more, of the other Black men who, along with King, made up the “Big Six” — James Farmer, John Lewis, A. Philip Randolph, Roy Wilkins, and Whitney Young — all of whom are now rightly honored as heroes of the Civil Rights movement.

Source:: CNN Top Stories

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