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Voices from the March on Washington

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Voices from the March on Washington

The powerful poems in this poignant collection weave together multiple voices to tell the story of the March on Washington, DC, in 1963. From the woman singing through a terrifying bus ride to DC, to the teenager who came partly because his father told him, “Don’t you dare go to that march,” to the young child riding above the crowd on her father’s shoulders, each voice brings a unique perspective to this tale. As the characters tell their personal stories of this historic day, their chorus plunges readers into the experience of being at the march—walking shoulder-to-shoulder with strangers, hearing Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous speech, heading home inspired.

Voices from the March on Washington
written by J. Patrick Lewis and George Ella Lyon

  • Publication Date: October 1, 2014
  • Genres: Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Wordsong
  • ISBN-10: 1620917858
  • ISBN-13: 9781620917855