William Jones

Author of “The March on Washington: Jobs, Freedom and the Forgotten History of Civil Rights."

William Jones appears in the following:

History of the March on Washington

Monday, August 28, 2023

As callers share their memories of attending the March on Washington in 1963, historian William Jones talks about the historical context of the march and how it came together.

Scientists Are Working To Make Sense Of 'Long COVID' And Its 203 Possible Symptoms

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

It's not clear why some people who get COVID-19 are plagued with symptoms for many months after being infected, but scientists are investigating what's behind these "long haul" cases.


U.S. Women's Soccer Team Advances To Knockout Round After A Draw Against Australia

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

The result today was enough for the U.S. team to secure the runners-up position in Group G, after losing their first game against Sweden and later defeating New Zealand.


Can't-Miss Moments From The Olympics Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 23, 2021

From pictogram people to a moving rendition of "Imagine," the Tokyo Olympics' opening ceremony balanced fun with the seriousness of the moment.


As Caucus Day Nears, Iowa Voters Guided By Big Health Care Changes

Friday, January 31, 2020

Health care has consistently polled as the No. 1 issue for Iowa voters. As they prepare to caucus, voters weigh which candidate to support and what health care should look like in the future.


Trump Signs Extension To Sept. 11 Victims Compensation Fund

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

After years of legislative gridlock, the victim compensation fund has been extended to ensure permanent funding for rescue workers whose jobs after the terror attacks caused health problems.


'The Jungle' Tells The Stories Inside A Real Refugee Camp In Northern France

Friday, December 14, 2018

A makeshift city full of refugees is the scene for the new off-Broadway play The Jungle. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with two of its actors, Ammar Haj Ahmad and Milan Ghobsheh.


The Overlooked Faces of America's Working Class

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

The American perception of the working class has traditionally been associated with the image of a white, male industrial worker. But changing realities are complicating that picture.


For Civil Rights Struggle, Economic Justice Remains Elusive Prize

Monday, July 29, 2013

Even though we remember the March on Washington for the soaring poetry of Martin Luther King's dream of racial justice, it is economic justice that remains the elusive prize. William ...

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