The coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington has been a feast for history buffs. The New Republic has a piece focusing on the role Michigan’s Walter Reuther played, “The White Man Whose 'March on Washington' Speech You Should Remember Too." CNN says that Reuther was identified as "the white man's Martin Luther King," and today in "Kennedy White House had jitters ahead of 1963 March on Washington" adds this:
Staunch civil rights advocate and United Auto Workers president Walter Reuther was recruited by the White House "to infiltrate the march and steer it away from radical rhetoric and direct action," wrote Charles Euchner in his book "Nobody Turn Me Around," about the historic march.
The New Republic's Reuther piece linked to one of their 1962 stories, Romney and the Republicans, a fascinating read for Michigan political history buffs, especially in the context of the ensuing 51 years.
As background for this post, SBM Blog looked at all issues of the Michigan Bar Journal in 1963 for any reference to the March on Washington. There was none.