The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a momentous victory for civil rights activists But one major obstacle remained in the path toward equal rights for African Americans the right to vote In the South, segregationists prevented African Americans from voting Civil rights leaders believed it was time for strong action and chose Selma, Alabama, as the rallying point There, the marches and protests captured the nation s attention Through gripping primary source photographs, author David Aretha explores this important time in American history....
|Title||:||The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in Photographs (The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs)|
|Publisher||:||Enslow Pub Inc January 1, 2014|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||673 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Story of the Selma Voting Rights Marches in Photographs (The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs) Reviews
My grandchildren ages 8 - 11 read and discussed the book before seeing the movie. The book served as an excellent preparation for a deeper understanding of this historical event.
This is a powerful, moving book -- partly because of the fine photographs, and partly because of the text. This is a part of American history that every just, thoughtful grandparent should buy for their grandchild, as I am doing. This is the story of ordinary men and women standing up, marching, protesting, for their inalienable right to vote as United States citizens. As both a historian and a patriot, I applaud this book and urge you to buy it and have your children's schools focus on it during their citizenship courses and American history classes. It is written for a grade school to middle school audience, but it is powerful enough to wake the spirits of high school students and of adults. We must stand strong for ALL the people of the United States, not just for the powerful and the wealthy. Voter apathy would not exist if we internalized what these marchers did to ensure their ability to vote. Go out and buy it, NOW. Give it to someone you love, and someone you lead!