What Was The March on Washington?
Which of these facts are true?
A quarter million people marched for equal rights
More than two thousand buses, twenty-one chartered trains, ten airplanes, and a countless number of cars brought people to Washington, DC
Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech
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!
For ages 8 to 12.