The March on Washington was one of the largest political rallies for human rights in American history and included Martin Luther King Jr.'s historic "I Have a Dream" speech. On August 28, 1963, more than 200,000 people gathered in Washington, DC, to demand equal rights for all races. It was this peaceful protest that spurred the momentous civil rights laws of the mid-1960s. This watershed was a crucial part of African American history and the civil rights movement and is taught in every school. Featuring 16 pages of black-and-white photos, this is a perfect selection for book reports.