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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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Revision of the author's senior honors thesis, Wesleyan University, 1975.
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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; Schwarze; 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.
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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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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.  Read more...

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Recipient of the 1979 Chastain Award, presented by the Southern Political Science Association to the author of the best book on the politics, government, or public administration of the United States Read more...

 
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