Georgia’s NFL alumni once again played massive roles on one of the league’s biggest stages in the NFC and AFC title games on Sunday. At least one former Bulldog was represented on each of the four teams that remained, and two former star Georgia running backs will face off in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Feb. 3.
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Walter Reuther was the head of the United Automobile Workers, which provided office space, staff and funding for the march in Detroit and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He was the seventh speaker listed on the program, and shared his remarks to the crowd.
Bayard Rustin is "the most important leader of the civil rights movement you probably have never heard of," as LZ Granderson put it in a CNN column. Not only did he organize the march in a matter of months, Rustin is credited with teaching King about nonviolence. He also helped raise funds for the Montgomery bus boycott and helped found the Southern Christian Leadership Council.
Robert Avery and two of his friends hitchhiked nearly 700 miles from Gadsden, Alabama, to Washington to participate in the march.
There's no doubt that King's speech was the most memorable part of the March on Washington. It's still taught in school, and memorized by chil…
King had suggested the familiar "Dream" speech that he used in Detroit for his address at the march, but his adviser the Rev. Wyatt Tee Walker called it "hackneyed and trite."