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Running head: POLITICS- YESTERDAY, TODAY 1 Politics- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow XXXXXXX Pol 110 U.S Government Professor Shaver February 13, 2016
POLITICS- YESTERDAY, TODAY 2 Politics- Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Civil Right Events: A Civil right can be defined as the rights of citizens to vote, to receive equal treatment before the law, and to share equally with other citizens the benefits of public facilities (Wilson, 2014). The March on Washington took place on August 28, 1963, and was one of the most successful mobilizations ever created by the American Left. Organized by a coalition of trade unionists, civil rights activists, and feminists (Jones, 2013). Most of these people were African Americans, many of them where factory workers, domestic servants, public employees, and farm workers. This protest brought nearly a quarter-million people to the nation's capital. This massive turnout set the stage not only for the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which President John F. Kennedy had proposed two months before, but also for the addition to that law of a Fair Employment Practices clause, which prohibited employers, unions, and government officials from discriminating against workers on the basis of race, religion, national origin, or sex (Jones, 2013). The march on Montgomery was a momentous event of national and global significance. It was an aspect of a larger, national struggle, and was of global importance. The march was organized for people to show their support for the voting rights legislation. It turned out to be a violent Sunday that resulted in the hospitalization of fifty people who took part in the march.

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