His Dream, Our Stories
The Legacy of the March On Washington
In recognition of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech, Comcast NBCUniversal presents His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the March on Washington , an interactive book featuring intimate interviews with more than 25 individuals, many who participated in the March, as well as community and diversity leaders who were impacted by this historic event.
Through their stories, readers will not only learn about the history of the March, but also of notable events throughout the years that eventually led to that hot summer day in August of 1963.
Included are interviews with key figures of the civil rights movement, such as Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, Rev. Dr. Joseph E. Lowery, Mamie Chalmers, Marc Morial, and Rev. Samuel “Billy” Kyles, along with others who attended the March in person, watched it on TV, or were too young to participate but were affected by its legacy nonetheless. There is also an introduction by Lester Holt of NBC News and informative bonus features.
Also, this interactive companion enables you to add a story of your own and permanently save as a keepsake within the pages of this book. After it’s saved, your story can also be submitted for possible inclusion in an updated edition for all to read. You can even upload a picture from your iPad’s photo library to accompany the entry. And when you’re done, take a moment to let friends and family know via Facebook and Twitter with a postcard inviting them to do the same.
His Dream, Our Stories: The Legacy of the March on Washington is part of Comcast NBCUniversal’s online and broadcast celebration and will serve as an effective tool for current and future generations to learn about that fateful afternoon and how it helped shape the civil rights struggle in America from that day forward.
Great stories on Civil Rights
This book was great, I read a little bit of it every day, and finally finished it after two weeks. There are many interviews (I think 25) that are around 4 minutes long. So about the length of a feature film. Some of the stories were inspiring, some were heartbreaking, and all made me learn something new about the Civil Rights Movement. All the emphasis was placed on the March on Washington, but the Movement started long before 1963 and still continues today. I learned about the Detroit Walk to Freedom, Selma-Montgomery Marches, James Meredith, Atlanta Student Movement, Appeal for Human Rights, all things I had no idea about before I picked up the book. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants to learn about the Civil Rights Movement though the words of real people who made it happen. Well done.