The full name of the March on Washington, which took place 50 years ago today, was The March On Washington For Jobs and Freedom.
Among the marchers’ demands was a minimum wage of $US2.
Via Think Progress’ Igor Volsky, here’s how they put it:
A national minimum wage act that will give all Americans a decent standard of living. (Government surveys show that anything less than $US2.00 fails to do this.)
How much would that be today?
$15.18. That’s today’s inflation-adjusted equivalent of $US2 back then.
Check it out:
In case you didn’t know, the federal minimum wage today is $US7.25.