· BY LEE SAUNDERS, HUFFINGTON POST
Fifty-four years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to proclaim his dream – of a nation where everyone is judged “not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
The March on Washington was the most storied civil rights gathering in American history. But it was more than a protest against Jim Crow. It was also a demonstration for workers’ rights. The full name, in fact, was the “March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” Included in the marchers’ demands were not just voting rights and access to public accommodations, but also a higher national minimum wage, stronger labor standards and investment in job training.