The March on Washington, one of the most significant public events of the 20th century, is remembered in this amazing book that details the defining moment of the Civil Rights Movement. On August 28, 1963, people from all walks of life and socioeconomic backgrounds, races and religions came together to support a national civil rights initiative. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s stirring delivery of his now historic "I Have a Dream" speech signaled a turning point in United States contemporary history for a generation, a nation, and the world. Acclaimed journalist and author Patrik Henry Bass weaves eyewitness accounts, photographs, reporting, and observations into a memorable mosaic of one of the most unforgettable events in American history.
Patrik Henry Bass, co-author of In Our Own Image: Treasured African-American Traditions, Journeys, and Icons, is books editor for Essence magazine. His work has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Entertainment Weekly.