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Protest at Selma : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting rights act of 1965

Author: David J Garrow
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1978.
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Federal voting rights legislation and the civil rights protests in Selma and Birmingham, Alabama, in 1965. Emphasis on Martin Luther King, Jr., as leader of SCLC.

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Garrow, David J., 1953-
Protest at Selma.
New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, 1978
(OCoLC)909282204
Named Person: Martin Luther King; Martin Luther King
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Garrow
ISBN: 0300022476 9780300022476 0300024983 9780300024982
OCLC Number: 3844552
Notes: Revision of the author's senior honors thesis, Wesleyan University, 1975.
Description: xiii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : voting rights and protest --
Black voters and the federal voting rights enforcement effort in the South, 1940-1964 --
Selma and the Voting Rights Act : commencement and climax --
Selma and the Voting Rights Act : crisis and denouement --
Reactions and responses : Selma, Birmingham, and civil rights legislation --
Congressmen, constituents, and the news media --
Enforcement and effects : the Voting Rights Act and black political participation in the South, 1965-1976 --
The strategy of protest and the SCLC at Selma.
Responsibility: David J. Garrow.

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A valuable book, because it is a reminder of both the heroism and the brutality displayed in the great civil rights crusade. David Herbert Donald, "The New Republic"--David Herbert Donald "The New Read more...

 
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