The numbers for August 28, 2013: 1963


The list of demands from the original March on Washington, in 1963, included an increase in the minimum wage, to $2 per hour. If you factor in inflation, that works out to a demand for a minimum wage about twice as high as it is currently. (Business Insider)


Black households in 2011 earned 59 percent of what white households earned -- up slightly from 55 percent in 1967, but in actual dollars, the income gap has grown. (Pew Research Center)

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Ethan Lindsey is the senior digital editor for Marketplace.
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