When people think of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, they may not know that the complete title of the event was The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The fact is, Dr. King was as focused on economic equality as he was on civil rights. “America has defaulted on her promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned,” said Dr. King during the speech.
According to historians, Dr. King was very concerned that the economic gap between races could derail his Civil Rights Movement with poverty and income disparities being the ultimate segregators. read more at blackenterprise.com