Civil rights Leaders hold hands as they lead a crowd of hundreds of thousands at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington DC, August 28, 1963. Those in attendance include (front row): James Meredith and Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 – 1968), left; (L-R) Roy Wilkins (1901 – 1981), light-colored suit, A. Phillip Randolph (1889 – 1979) and Walther Reuther (1907 – 1970). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)