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The Resource Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman

Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman

Label
Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America
Title
Because they marched
Title remainder
the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Russell Freedman
Title variation
People's campaign for voting rights that changed America
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For the fiftieth anniversary of the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights. In the early 1960s, tensions in the segregated South intensified. Tired of reprisals for attempting to register to vote, Selma's black community began to protest. In January 1965, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. led a voting rights march and was attacked by a segregationist. In February, the shooting of an unarmed demonstrator by an Alabama state trooper inspired a march from Selma to the state capital. The event got off to a horrific start on March 7 as law officers brutally attacked peaceful demonstrators. But when vivid footage and photographs of the violence was broadcast throughout the world, the incident attracted widespread outrage and spurred demonstrators to complete the march at any cost. Illustrated with more than forty archival photographs, this is an essential chronicle of events every American should know."--Front flap of jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freedman, Russell
Dewey number
323.1196/073076145
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F334.S4
LC item number
F74 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Selma to Montgomery Rights March
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Selma (Ala.)
Label
Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-79) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The day the teachers marched -- "White folks' business" -- Selma's students lead the way -- "March, dammit!" -- Bloody Sunday -- Turnaround Tuesday -- A good day to be alive -- Because they marched -- Epilogue -- Time line
Control code
ocn861335288
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9780823429219
Lccn
2013038991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861335288
Label
Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-79) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The day the teachers marched -- "White folks' business" -- Selma's students lead the way -- "March, dammit!" -- Bloody Sunday -- Turnaround Tuesday -- A good day to be alive -- Because they marched -- Epilogue -- Time line
Control code
ocn861335288
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9780823429219
Lccn
2013038991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)861335288

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