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Selma's Bloody Sunday
     

Selma's Bloody Sunday

by Lucia Raatma
 
The 1870 passage of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution—that no man could be denied the right to vote—was a big step forward in the civil rights movement. However, nearly 100 years later, most African-Americans in the South still could not vote. In March 1965, a march from Selma, Alabama, to the state Capitol in Montgomery was planned to demand voting

Overview

The 1870 passage of the 17th Amendment to the Constitution—that no man could be denied the right to vote—was a big step forward in the civil rights movement. However, nearly 100 years later, most African-Americans in the South still could not vote. In March 1965, a march from Selma, Alabama, to the state Capitol in Montgomery was planned to demand voting rights. But the marchers only made it six blocks before they were stopped and brutally attacked by state troopers. March 7 became known as Bloody Sunday. The beatings outraged Americans who rallied to support the civil rights movement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780756538477
Publisher:
Capstone Press
Publication date:
09/01/2008
Series:
We the People: Modern America Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile:
980L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 11 Years

Meet the Author


Lucia Raatma received her bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of South Carolina and her master’s degree in cinema studies from New York University. She has written a wide range of books for young people. She lives with her family in Florida.

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