What Was the March on Washington?

by Kathleen Krull illustrated by Tim Tomkinson


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Two thousand buses, 21 trains, and thousands of cars brought people to the capital to claim their right to freedom!

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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 plus 16 pages of historic photographs, this book brings the march to life!
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About this Series

With straightforward language and illustrations on nearly every page, the What Was…? series invites kids to explore history through the lens of pivotal events. Each book describes the causes of an event, introduces the people involved, and explains how the outcomes impacted the nation. The books also include maps, timelines, and 16 pages of photos.

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    • Grades: 3 - 6
    • Ages: 8 - 12
  • Product Type: Book
  • Page Count: 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 5 1/4" x 7 5/8"
  • Language: English
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-545-64029-9