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A Look At The March on Washington 60 Years Later:

Dreams and Promises Yet To Be Realized

Dreams Unfulfilled

The dreams of the 1963 organizers and marchers and the promises that followed remain unfulfilled. You can download our data analysis below which throws into sharp relief a country where millions of its citizens are devalued, disenfranchised, and denied access to the most basic freedoms enjoyed by others. It is our hope that this information ignites critical conversation and amplifies the clarion call for action that dismantles the structural and institutional barriers that have persisted for over 400 years in America.

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Watch Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director, FPWA, Powerful Speech at 60th Anniversary March on Washington

The Issues

Jobs, Wages & Income

Black persons continue to suffer higher unemployment & lower wages due to discrimination in the workplace and systemic factors

Housing and Community

Alarming and trending backwards


Progress in high school attainment but college attainment and college debt is abysmal

While it is heartening to see that Black and White Americans are graduating high school at nearly equal rates, Black children attending deeply segregated and maliciously underfunded schools has greatly contributed to their disproportionately limited proficiency in basic skills and lesser rates of college degree attainment. This gap in college attainment helps explain why Black and Brown Americans end up segregated into low wage occupation, making tens of thousands of dollars less than White Americans.

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