Friday, August 23, 2013

Food and the 1963 March on Washington

Volunteers making box lunches for the March in 1963 (National Archive Image)
Spokesmen for the National Council of Churches and the Council of Churches of Greater Washington called for all-out participation from member churches. Many churches refused to cooperate with the marchers and contended that the Church should depend on spiritual change to effect social improvement.  But others got behind the event. For example, Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Sharp Street Memorial Church in Baltimore provided a hot breakfast with eggs, bacon, muffins and coffee to caravans of buses passing through Baltimore in route to the March.  The Church of the Epiphany in Washington made coffee available to marchers the day of the event The Knights of Columbus supplied $25,000 to help with the cost of feeding and sheltering marchers. 

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