March on Washington

Posted on August 28, 2013 by Joel
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50 years ago members of the Lutheran Human Relations Association of America, an independent inter-Lutheran organization, joined the March on Washington. Posing for a group photo in front of the Martin Luther statue at Luther Place Memorial Church, the Lutheran marchers joined the crowd marching for jobs and freedom. Women from Augustana Lutheran Church fed and housed any marcher in need. Representatives from The American Lutheran Church included Pastor Robert Graetz, who in the 1950s had been a pastor in Montgomery, Alabama, and had participated in the civil rights movement there and had known Dr. King.