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"Straighten Up - And Come Right Down to the March on Washington Movement"

This poster, from A. Philip Randolph's planned March on Washington in 1941, illustrates several issues central to the march. The threat of a large-scale public protest persuaded President Roosevelt to issue Executive Order 8802, which banned racially motivated employment discrimination in federal government and the defense industry.

Source | B.E. Parrish, "Straighten Up - And Come Right Down to the March on Washington Movement," 1941, poster, A. Philip Randolph Institute.
Creator | March on Washington Committee
Item Type | Poster/Print
Cite This document | March on Washington Committee, “"Straighten Up - And Come Right Down to the March on Washington Movement",” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed December 17, 2018, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/1180.

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