Because They Marched

Because They Marched

The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America

eBook - 2014
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For the fiftieth anniversary of the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights. In the early 1960s, tensions in the segrated South intensified. Tired of reprisals for attempting to register to vote, Selma's black community began to protest. In January 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a voting rights march and was attacked by a segregationist. In February, the shooting of an unarmed demonstrator by an Alabama state trooper inspired a march from Selma to the state capital. The event got off to a horrific start on March 7 as law officers brutally attacked peaceful demonstrators. But when vivid footage and photographs of the violence was broadcast throughout the world, the incident attracted widespread outrage and spurred demonstrators to complete the march at any cost. Illustrated with more than forty archival photographs, this is an essential chronicle of events every American should know.
Publisher: New York : Holiday House, [2014]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0823432637 electronic bk
9780823432639 electronic bk
Branch Call Number: eBOOK 323.119607 FRE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (83 pages) : illustrations

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For the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Freedman presents a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights.


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Jul 16, 2016

After seeing the movie Selma, I wanted to fill in some blanks. This book did it quite well!

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