By Barbara Harris Combs
On March 7, 1965, a calm vote casting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was once met with an unprovoked assault of stunning violence that riveted the eye of the kingdom. within the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators wouldn't be deterred, and hundreds of thousands of others joined their reason, culminating within the profitable march from Selma to Montgomery. The protest marches led on to the passage of the balloting Rights Act of 1965, a massive piece of laws, which, ninety-five years after the passage of the 15th modification, made the perform of the precise to vote to be had to all american citizens, without reference to race. From Selma to Montgomery chronicles the marches, putting them within the context of the lengthy Civil Rights circulate, and considers the legacy of the Act, drawing parallels with modern problems with enfranchisement.
In 5 concise chapters strengthened by means of fundamental files together with civil rights laws, speeches, and information assurance, Combs introduces the Civil Rights stream to undergraduates in the course of the brave activities of the liberty marchers.
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From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom (Critical Moments in American History) by Barbara Harris Combs