Aretha, David. Story of the Civil Rights March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Photographs. Enslow 2014 48p $17.95 ISBN 978-0-7660-4238-4 ms/hs series: The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs Nonfiction E-BNS
This brief book describes the events leading up to the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, and what happened on that day. The book begins with the planning of the event and notes previous attempts at peaceful reform. Specific stories about some of the people who journeyed to the march highlight its significance. Subsequent chapters provide a chronicle of the march itself, including the speeches, the goals and its results. Succinct text boxes provide additional relevant information. Most significant, however, are the photographs, which serve as primary-source material. Each photograph enhances the accompanying text, clarifying and highlighting the information. Additional text boxes provide summaries and relevance of the selected photographs.
Additionally, the information given is concise and accurate. This short book about the first effective and notable civil-rights march on Washington relays information in an orderly and historically precise manner. To add to the credibility of the well-written text, there are first-person accounts by participants in the march. The graphics are visually appealing and are remarkably reflective of the text and photographs.
Through the use of photographs of primary documents and authentic quotes from participants, David Aretha has created a book that focuses on the most important events surrounding the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963. The inclusion of a table of contents, timeline, pages of suggestions for further reading, and an index also make this an excellent resource tool.
This is one book in the series The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs. Other titles in this series include The Story of the Little Rock Nine, Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, and The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches.
Summary: This book describes the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in 1963, and chronicles the events of that day and the effects the march had on the nation.
Civil Rights Movement --Virginia McGarvey