In August 2014 Marching to the Freedom Dream was published by Trolley Books in London. The book shows Dan Budnik’s significant body of work documenting three seminal marches of the Civil Rights movement, between 1958 and 1965. The publication coincided with the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and precedes the 50th anniversaries of the Selma-Montgomery March and the Voting Rights Act in 2015. With the introduction written by the prolific civil rights activist, Harry Belafonte, an essay by the American photohistorian James Enyeart and an afterword by Dan Budnik. The first copies were presented during a festive book signing at the Photographers’ Gallery in London, August 7th 2014. It was followed by the book signing at the International Center of Photography in New York City, September 2014.
In September 2013 the Kickstarter campaign raised over £ 15,000 – pledged over the £ 10,000 goal- which guaranteed the initial printing costs for the publication of Marching To The Freedom Dream, published by Trolley Books.
Dan Budnik: “I would like to thank all who contributed to make the first financial goal a swift reality, for a book that honors Dr. King’s non-violent legacy. Also, I am very proud that none of my photographs contain any overt violence. This book has been a dream of mine for many years. Now this dream is fast becoming a reality and it will be quite wonderful to see a beautiful publication that honors the leaders and “foot soldiers” who served and sacrificed to make the Civil Rights movement a global role model for all of mankind’s oppressed people. I thank you for your involvement and financial support.”