I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

I Have a Dream (Book & CD)

Language: English

Pages: 40

ISBN: 0375858873

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


A Coretta Scott King Illustrator Honor Book

From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s daughter, Dr. Bernice A. King: “My father’s dream continues to live on from generation to generation, and this beautiful and powerful illustrated edition of his world-changing "I Have a Dream" speech brings his inspiring message of freedom, equality, and peace to the youngest among us—those who will one day carry his dream forward for everyone.”

On August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, Martin Luther King gave one of the most powerful and memorable speeches in our nation's history. His words, paired with Caldecott Honor winner Kadir Nelson's magnificent paintings, make for a picture book certain to be treasured by children and adults alike. The themes of equality and freedom for all are not only relevant today, 50 years later, but also provide young readers with an important introduction to our nation's past. Included with the book is an audio CD of the speech.

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Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual: Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last! Here is the speech in its entirety, exactly as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered it from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of

the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the “unalienable Rights of Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.” It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a

rendered in oil paint. A NOTE ABOUT THE TEXT This excerpt is taken word for word from the speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on August 28, 1963, except for two minor changes made for clarity and the omission of one paragraph, indicated by an ellipsis. The speech in its entirety appears at the back of this book. v3.1 Title Page Copyright Dedication First Page I Have a Dream About the Author and Illustrator For Amel, Aya, and Ali. I love you. —K.N. I say to you

mountain of despair a stone of hope. With this faith we will be able to transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood. With this faith we will be able to work together, to pray together, to struggle together, to go to jail together, to stand up for freedom together, knowing that we will be free one day. This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with new meaning: My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I

that: Let freedom ring from Stone Mountain of Georgia. Let freedom ring from Lookout Mountain of Tennessee. Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring. And when this happens, when we allow freedom [to] ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and

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