This final note refocusing again on the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
The marchers had an actual list of demands, it was printed in the program of that day’s events.
Item number 8: Minimum wage legislation. $2 or more is what they wanted.
Run $2 in 1963 dollars through an inflation calculator, you get $15.27.
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