Martin's Dream Day

Category: Book
By (author): Kelley, Kitty
By (author): Tretick, Stanley
Subject:  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / General
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / 20th Century
  JUVENILE NONFICTION / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Published: January 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 40
Size: 10.00in x 11.00in
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From The Publisher*Bestselling author and journalist Kitty Kelley combines her elegant storytelling with Stanley Tretick's iconic photographs to transport readers to the 1963 March on Washington, bringing that historic day vividly to life for a new generation.

Martin Luther King Jr. was nervous.

Standing at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial, he was about to address 250,000 people with what would become known as his "I Have a Dream Speech"-the most famous speech of his life.

This day-August 28, 1963-was a momentous day in the Civil Rights Movement. It was the culmination of years spent leading marches, sit-ins, and boycotts across the South to bring attention to the plight of African Americans. Years spent demanding equality for all. Years spent dreaming of the day that black people would have the same rights as white people, and would be treated with the same dignity and respect. It was time for Martin to share his dream.