– Todd C. Shaw, author of Now is the Time! Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism
"[Barbara Combs] focuses attention on the movement’s lesser known local activists, which rightfully de-centers national figures such as Martin Luther King, Jr., in the movement’s narrative. Moreover, linking the Selma-to-Montgomery March and the 1965 Voting Rights Act to contemporary discussions of the Voting Rights Act’s legacies is a timely and important scholarly intervention."
Clarence Lang, author of Grassroots at the Gateway: Class Politics and Black Freedom Struggle in St. Louis, 1936-75
"Barbara Harris Combs offers a complex and nuanced approach to the study of the 1965 march to Montgomery, Alabama, in the context of black Americans’ freedom struggles. From Selma to Montgomery is a wonderfully crafted tool for both history and sociology undergraduate classrooms, and a scaffold from which to teach interdisciplinary methodology, thinking, and questioning.”
-David Ponton III, Rice University, USA in The Journal of Southern History