Fifty years ago this week, 250,000 people converged on Washington, D.C. for the March on Washington. At The Takeaway, we're reflecting on that day and looking forward to what community leaders from all walks of life dream for their communities over the next 50 years.
Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Founder of Define America. He was brought to the United States from the Philippines illegally when he was only 12-years-old, and having now lived and worked here for 20 years, he considers the United States his home.
He says that while there are obvious differences between the civil rights struggles of African Americans 50 years ago and those of undocumented immigrants today, he draws inspiration from their struggles and sees points of commonality.