Jefferson Bank demonstrations http://news.stlpublicradio.org en The March On Washington And Its Impact On St. Louis: How Far Have We Come Since 1963? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/march-washington-and-its-impact-st-louis-how-far-have-we-come-1963 <p>In the summer of 1963, hundreds of thousands across the nation converged on Washington, D.C. to march for jobs and freedom.</p><p>Meanwhile, back in St. Louis, local civil rights activists were gearing up for a demonstration of their own: <a href="http://www.stlpublicradio.org/programs/black-white/jeffersonbank.php">a picket line and sit-in at Jefferson Bank</a>, also calling for equal employment for African Americans. Despite being located in an African American neighborhood, the only African Americans employed by the bank worked as janitors.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 21:22:38 +0000 Camille Phillips 29468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org The March On Washington And Its Impact On St. Louis: How Far Have We Come Since 1963?