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August 28, 1963, in Washington, D.C.: Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

MarchimageDB.cgi  "On that day, my brother and all those who marched in Washington taught us all about the power of words, and how important it is to work together and raise our voices, to speak up. It is a day that will last in the hearts and memories of all Americans—that beautiful quilt of people, standing tall, taking a stand, and making a difference. For you. For me. For us all."

from the picture book March On! The Day My Brother Martin Changed the World, written by Christine King Farris and illustrated by London Ladd. Highly recommended—a great selection to read in advance of next Monday's holiday.

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I just checked a couple of books out today on MLK. Wish I'd read this before our library pilgrimage!

Janet, I stumbled across this one at our library. Reading it with my 9 year old led to a good talk.

About ten minutes after we finished, we happened across a short TV news segment about a teacher in White Plains, NY, who had won a ticket to the inauguration through a lottery; she had been involved in the Civil Rights movement. The station showed footage of the speech! It was a serendipitous (and teachable) moment.

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