Attached please find a copy of the original Organizing Manual with final plans for the 1963 March on Washington, DC.
Of note on the cover page: the union ties to the march.
Cleveland Robinson, Chair of the Administrative Committee. Robinson was the long time secretary-treasurer of District 65, Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU). 1199 SEIU, then known as District 1199, was the other significant NYC local of RWDSU. Both 65 and 1199 had close ties to the civil rights movement.
Bayard Rustin, Deputy Director. Rustin, a former SCLC organizer with Dr. King, went on to lead the AFL-CIO’s A. Philip Randolph Institute and was a LGBT rights activist in his later years. Rustin was recently featured in an NPR broadcast and is slated to be awarded, posthumously, the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama.
Speakers list is found on page 3, including UAW President Walter Reuther. UAW was a major funder and supporter of the march.
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Amazing how little has changed about how to organize a protest demonstration. This manuel is incredibly comprehensive and clear.
Enjoy. And keep up the fight for social and economic justice.