57 Years Since the March on Washington

August 28, 2020 4:15 PM

Friday marks 57 years since the 1963 March on Washington — one of many significant events in the Civil Rights Movement, and a historic moment that we as a Union are proud to have joined. Organized by a coalition of civil rights groups, the march brought over 250,000 people from around the country to support the passage of civil rights legislation.

From the erosion of voting rights, to the murders of our Black brothers and sisters we have borne witness to this summer alone, our Union cannot simply celebrate this anniversary, but rather see it as a continued call to action.

There are virtual events that can be attended, such as the 2020 Virtual March on Washington: https://2020march.com/

We also encourage everyone to take the time to review the Racial Justice section of our website to learn about how, together, we can fulfill the promise of our country by uniting for actual equality: https://hotelworkers.org/union-workers/racial-justice-resources

To read more about the Union’s participation in the 1963 March on Washington, visit our History page: https://hotelworkers.org/about/history/nyhtc-at-the-1963-march-on-washington