What Was the March on Washington?
Kathleen Krull (A) and Tim Tomkinson (ILT) )
List Price: $5.99 (Paperback - History / Event / Civil Rights March - 2013)
Description: On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races. It was there that Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech, and it was this peaceful protest that spurred the momentous civil rights laws of the mid-1960s. With black-and-white artwork throughout and sixteen pages of photographs, the March is brought to life! (112 pgs) Ages 8-12
Ashay says, "The March on Washington was one of the largest most peaceful protests in US history. African Americans were protesting and demanding their civli rights because they were tired Jim Crow Laes and being denied the right to vote. After this mass demonstration and other protests, Congress passed the Voting Rights Act in 1965 which ensured African Americans the Right to Vote at the State and National level. Get this book for your classroom and library."
Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 7.6 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounce