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Selma and the Voting Rights Act

Author: David Aretha
Publisher: Greensboro, N.C. : Morgan Reynolds Pub., ©2008.
Series: Civil rights series; Civil rights movement.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Provides an account of the events of 1965 when civil rights activists, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., gathered in Selma, Alabama, to protest practices designed to keep African-Americans from being able to vote, and discusses how the televised violence against the activists caused widespread outrage that spurred the passage of the Voting Rights Act.
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Genre/Form: History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Named Person: Martin Luther King, Jr.; Martin Luther King, Jr.
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Aretha
ISBN: 9781599350561 1599350564
OCLC Number: 145146230
Description: 128 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm.
Contents: White voters only --
Demanding the ballot --
Bloody Selma --
"We shall overcome" --
The march --
Breakthrough at the ballot box --
Life after Selma --
Timeline.
Series Title: Civil rights series; Civil rights movement.
Responsibility: by David Aretha.
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Provides an account of the events of 1965 when civil rights activists, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., gathered in Selma, Alabama, to protest practices designed to keep African-Americans from being able to vote, and discusses how the televised violence against the activists caused widespread outrage that spurred the passage of the Voting Rights Act.

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