Marching for Jobs and Freedom

During the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, the Jewish community took on several roles. Some marched, others provided marchers with food or shelter. Congregations opened their doors to hundreds of student marchers, sleeping bags in tow.

Photo of March on Washington

Isaac Franck, executive director of the Jewish Community Council of Greater Washington (seen right), convened a meeting of local leaders with Martin Luther King, Jr., prior to the March.

JHSGW Collections. Gift of Pearl Franck. 1993.13

Photo of March on Washington