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The invisible women of the Civil Rights Movement

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Tens of thousands of women participated in the March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963. But none of the female civil rights leaders marched in the procession with Dr. King, nor were any of them invited to speak to the enormous crowd.Instead, these women were asked to march on an adjacent street with the wives of the male leaders and to stay in the background.

Geez, I'd have thought the civil rights movement would want all the people it could get. 

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