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Protest at Selma : Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Author: David J Garrow; Yale University Press.
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2015?] ©1978
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David J Garrow; Yale University Press.
ISBN: 9780300024982 0300024983
OCLC Number: 922669196
Notes: Revision of the author's senior honors thesis, Wesleyan University, 1975.
Awards: Winner of the Southern Political Science Association's 1979 Chastain Award
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.
Other Titles: Voting Rights Act of 1965
Responsibility: David J. Garrow.

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"One of the most comprehensive studies yet of a single campaign within the civil-rights movement."-Pat Watters, New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review "A valuable book, because it is a Read more...

 
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