Courtland Cox "The key question has always been the economic question." Courtland Cox was an organizer of the 1963 March on Washington and a speechwriter for John L. Lewis. He later served in various federal posts, including as the Director of the US Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency and the same agency's Office of Civil Rights. "That is what the fight has been. Not to integrate, but to end barriers. To end barriers to public accommodation in eating, in housing, in transportation. To end barriers in the whole area of electoral politics. We have done that. Now, ending barriers in the area of economics and being able to build the infrastructure that means something is probably the most important fight that we have."