On This Date: Freedom Sunday Rally (November, 17, 1963)
#OnThisDate-November 17, 1963 (56 years ago)
#DrLillieCarrollJackson- President of Baltimore NAACP (1935-1970)
November 11-17, 1963 was designated #NAACPWeek in Baltimore by Mayor Theodore McKeldin. A Freedom Sunday Rally was held at Sharp Street Church on November 17, 1963 at 2:30 PM. The speaker for the event was Roy Wilkins, executive secretary for the NAACP.
During his speech, Wilkins criticized the government's inaction on passing a comprehensive #CivilRightsBill by stating that "Congress has crash programs in everything except civil rights."
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