His Dream, Our Stories

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His Dream, Our Stories presents the dramatic history of the civil rights movement in America from its small scale beginnings in the 1930s up to the momentous day in August 1963 where nearly 300,000 people from all across the country marched to Washington, D.C., to demand an end to racial discrimination. The narrative unfolds in text, archival photographs, close-up images of rarely seen artifacts, plus audio and video clips from era. Featured are more than 25 exclusive video interviews with civil rights activists, many of whom participated in the March on Washington.

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His Dream Our StoriesIncluded in His Dream, Our Stories are new interviews with key figures of the civil rights movement, such as Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Mamie Chalmers, Marc Morial, and Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, along with others who attended the March in person, watched it on TV, or were too young to participate but were affected by its legacy nonetheless. There is also an introduction by Lester Holt of NBC News. A bonus feature is an unedited TV interview with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Readers can add their own personal memories of the time, thoughts and aspirations in a special keepsake section of the eBook.

“I’ve worked on enhanced eBooks with other authors and my students and I give this eBook my highest recommendation. It’s like living history – and as one who grew up in the South, I recognized and am grateful to the publisher for preserving these vivid eye witness accounts before they are lost. A beautifully realized, historically accurate, and deeply moving portrait of a turning point in our American history — one that is still resonant today. If you want to experience what it was like for these courageous citizens who changed the world, read this book.”

– Brenda Peterson, Judge, Benjamin Franklin Digital Awards

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