What Was the March on Washington? Part of the Who Was Series

By Kathleen Krull

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


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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 and sixteen pages of photographs, the March is brought to life!

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