The Bridge at Selma: Turning Points in American History

The Bridge at Selma: Turning Points in American History

by Marilyn Miller
     
 

Describes the far-reaching repercussions of the events of March 7, 1965 when 525 men, women, and children in Alabama attempted to march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery in order to register to vote. See more details below

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Describes the far-reaching repercussions of the events of March 7, 1965 when 525 men, women, and children in Alabama attempted to march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery in order to register to vote.

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Gr 5-8 Miller explains how leaders of the Civil Rights movement came to the assistance of the black people of Selma, Alabama. She details actions taken by Hosea Williams, leader of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and John Lewis, chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee as they worked with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to organize the black community for a protest march from Selma to Montgomery. Black-and-white photographs of events and people appear on almost every page and reinforce the seriousness of the occasions. Although Miller supplies background events and an afterword about the Voting Rights Act of 1965, this book focuses on the bloody Sunday of March 7, 1965, when black citizens who tried to march peacefully from Selma to Montgomery were thwarted by police, who used tear gas and clubs and made arrests. The facts are presented in a straightforward manner so that imposed emotionalism is neither present nor necessary. A gripping story, told with clarity. Helen E. Williams, University of Maryland, College Park

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780382068263
Publisher:
Silver Burdett Press
Publication date:
06/01/1989
Series:
Turning Points in American History Ser.
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 10.34(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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