March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World(Scholastic Press), written by Christine King Farris, the sister of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, is her firsthand account of that historic day in 1963 as hundreds of thousands of people from around the nation marched to Washington DC in search of equality.  They would listen to one of the greatest orators of our time shared his vision for a new day.

Martin was scheduled to speak to the crowds of people on that day. But before he could stand up and inspire a nation, he had to get down to business. He first had to figure out what to say and how to say it. So he spent all night working on his "I Have a Dream" speech, one that would underscore a landmark moment in civil rights history--the Great March on Washington. This would be one of the first events televised all over the globe. The world would be listening, as one of the greatest orators of our time shared his vision for a new day.

 

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