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Paperback Like a Mighty Stream: The March on Washington, August 28, 1963 Book

ISBN: 0762416963

ISBN13: 9780762416967

Like a Mighty Stream: The March on Washington, August 28, 1963

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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...

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It is like being there!

I laughed, I cried , I could not put this book down. If you think you know about this part of American History read this book. You will find out just how little you do know. The march on Washington was so much more than the few minutes of the "I have a Dream" speech we all remember. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to experience what the thousands of people who attended the march experienced. This should be required reading.


Like a Mighty Stream is not merely a book about the greatest march on Washington. It is a portal; a literary doorway into the not so distance past using the detailed accounts of actual march participants. The author Patrik Henry Bass, with his fluid style and well researched writing, details a time when we as African-Americans were denied the most basic freedoms and decisions, such as where to live, what schools to attend or what jobs we could hold. His writing evokes the reader to remember our present day lifestyles and freedoms were bought with a price. And the emotionally stirring accounts of the marchers invoke us to make sure the present civil rights ledger is not owing. A truly great read!

Tell all the children this story!

Like A Mighty Stream is amazing! I was surprised how Bass makes you feel as if you are one of the marchers going to Washington, D.C. for the March. He really takes you there. I was leery at first when I saw this book in a magazine. I thought, "Oh no. Not another back in the day book." This is a historical event that we all should know about, and not just during Dr. King's holiday, Black History Month, and an anniversary. This was one of the most important events of the 20th century, and so few people know about it. Bass makes the book very relevant with the remembrances of people who attended the March, and he offers their insightful comments on how far we've come as a nation, and how much further we have to go. The book is fast-paced, funny, and filled with facts. There were many historical anecdotes that I'd never heard of before. I highly recommend this book for parents who are interested in giving their children a view of history that isn't always shared in classrooms. This is a story of America at its best...we need to tell the children this story!
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