Item No: #306800 [March on Washington Funds Solicitation]. Martha Elwell.

Portland, Oregon and the March on Washington

[March on Washington Funds Solicitation]

Notes: A letter to members of the Highland Congregational Church in Portland, Oregon, soliciting funds to send a delegation to the 1963 March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech. Elwell, the chair of the church committee, needed to raise $3500 to charter a bus to Washington.

Her appeal could be written today: "We are being put to the crucial test; whether equality and human dignity are utopian visions or realities. This is a national test in which every part of our country must respond. No response is a vote against equality."

Two pages mimeographed on two leaves. The second page offers quotes in support from President Kennedy ("I'll look forward to being there...") and church leaders.

Edition + Condition: Old fold, as issued. Small tears at the bottom of the sheet where the flyers were once stapled closed.

Publication: Portland, OR: Highland Congregational Church, 1963.

Item No: #306800


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