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The Voting Rights Act of 1965

Author: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2009.
Series: Defining moments.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explains the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Details both the racial discrimination and violence that pervaded the South and the civil rights protests that changed American voting rights. Features include a narrative overview, biographies, primary source documents, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.
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Hillstrom, Laurie Collier, 1965-
Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, ©2009
(DLC) 2008038392
(OCoLC)231895242
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Collier Hillstrom
ISBN: 9780780811249 0780811240
OCLC Number: 667274285
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 244 pages) : illustrations.
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Narrative overview. The Jim Crow South ; Boycotts, sit-ins, and freedom rides ; The march on Washington ; Freedom Summer ; Showdown in Selma ; The Voting Rights Act becomes law ; Legacy of the Voting Rights Act --
Biographies. Ella Baker (1903-1986) ; James Farmer (1920-1999) ; Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) ; Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) ; Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) ; John Lewis (1940- ) ; George Wallace (1919-1998) --
Primary sources. Alabama Literacy Test samples ; Learning the bitter truth about Jim Crow ; White support for the Montgomery Bus Boycott ; Ella Baker describes the founding of SNCC ; James Farmer remembers the Freedom Rides ; Registering voters during Freedom Summer ; Powerful testimony from Fannie Lou Hamer ; Martin Luther King's letter from a Selma, Alabama jail ; John Lewis remembers "Bloody Sunday" ; Terror on the Edmund Pettus Bridge ; President Lyndon Johnson delivers "The American Promise" ; Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ; Senator Barack Obama supports renewal of the VRA.
Series Title: Defining moments.
Responsibility: Laurie Collier Hillstrom.

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"Explains the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Details both the racial discrimination and violence that pervaded the South and the civil rights protests that changed American voting rights. Features include a narrative overview, biographies, primary source documents, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher.

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