Unfinished Agenda of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March

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WHY A 56-MILE WALK FOR FREEDOM IN 1965 STILL CHALLENGES AMERICA TODAY

THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 WAS THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, FOREVER CHANGING POLITICS IN AMERICA. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, VOICES OF THE ERA, ALONG WITH SOME OF TODAY'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITERS, SCHOLARS, AND SOCIAL ACTIVISTS, COMMEMORATE THE STRUGGLE AND EXAMINE WHY THE BATTLE MUST STILL BE WON.

"One of the difficult lessons we have learned is that you cannot depend on American ...

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Overview

WHY A 56-MILE WALK FOR FREEDOM IN 1965 STILL CHALLENGES AMERICA TODAY

THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 WAS THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, FOREVER CHANGING POLITICS IN AMERICA. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, VOICES OF THE ERA, ALONG WITH SOME OF TODAY'S MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITERS, SCHOLARS, AND SOCIAL ACTIVISTS, COMMEMORATE THE STRUGGLE AND EXAMINE WHY THE BATTLE MUST STILL BE WON.

"One of the difficult lessons we have learned is that you cannot depend on American institutions to function without pressure. Any real change in the status quo depends on continued creative action to sharpen the conscience of the nation."—MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

"As long as half our eligible voters exercise the right that so many in Selma marched and died for, we've got a very long bridge to cross."—BILL CLINTON

"I would hope that students today can learn from Selma to acquire a better understanding of how oppressed people with limited resources can free themselves and make the world better."—CLAYBORNE CARSON, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

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“One of the difficult lessons we have learned is that you cannot depend on American institutions to function without pressure. Any real change in the status quo depends on continued creative action to sharpen the conscience of the nation.”—MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

“As long as half our eligible voters exercise the right that so many in Selma marched and died for, we’ve got a very long bridge to cross.”—BILL CLINTON

“I would hope that students today can learn from Selma to acquire a better understanding of how oppressed people with limited resources can free themselves and make the world better.”—CLAYBORNE CARSON, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471710370
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/11/2005
  • Series: Landmarks in Civil Rights History Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 0.88 (d)

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Black Issues in Higher Education is an award-winning, national news magazine and the foremost publication on black education serving higher education and the public since 1984.  The magazine is the sister publication to Black Issues Book Review, has produced an award-winning Black Issues Videoconference Series, including the annual "Beyond the Dream: A Celebration of Black History" program, and has a strong tie-in program with Borders. Tavis Smiley, host of  "The Tavis Smiley Show from NPR," provides  a foreword and commentary to essays  from prominent public figures, including Bill Clinton, and civil rights leaders and thinkers.
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Table of Contents

Preface: Reflecting on the Unfinished Agenda of the Selma-Montgomery Voting Rights March by Dara N. Byrne and William E.Cox.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction: Selma to Montgomery: An Unfinished Agenda by Tavis Smiley.

PART ONE: "CIVIL RIGHT NO. 1."

1. Voices.

2. The Crucible: How Bloody Sunday at the Edmund Pettus Bridge Changed Everything by Clayborne Carson.

PART TWO: ARITHMETIC OF POWER.

3. Voices.

4. The Partisan Landscape: How Blacks Became the Indispensable Democrats by Ronald Walters.

5. New Dilemmas: Redistricting and Racial Politics by Carol M. Swain.

6. One Vote, Once Color: Understanding the Connection between Racial Identity and Voting Preferences by Kenny J. Whitby.

PART THREE: BRIDGES TO CROSS.

7. Voices.

8. Beyond Racial Politics, or Not? Chicago's Experiment in Coalition Politics by Keith W. Reeves.

9. Losing the Right to Vote: The Impact Felony Disenfranchisement by Jamie Fellner and Marc Mauer.

PART FOUR: PARALLEL STRUGGLES.

10. Voices.

11. Sisters in the Struggle: Reflections on Black Women's Activism by Gayle T. Tate.

12. Indian Voters: Awakening a Sovereign Capacity by David E. Wilkins (Lumbee) and Heidi Kiiwetinepinesiik Stark (Turtle Mountain Ojibwe).

13. Latino Voters: Lessons Learned and Misunderstood by Louis DeSipio.

14. Asian American Voters: A Challenging Diversity by Pei-te Lien.

PART FIVE ADVANCING THE AGENDA.

15. Keeping the Promise: Why Voting Still Matters by Theodore M. Shaw and Debo P. Adegbile.

16. Where Do We Go from Here? A Vision for a New Black Politics by Manning Marable.

Timeline in Civil Rights History.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, Sections 1 Through 11.

Notes.

Contributors.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2014

    THE MOST IMPORTANT RP VOTE OFF IN HISTORY

    Rp needs a leader. The leader makes ads for their favorite Clans and rps, settles Clan battles using his/her authority, and can question every rper about every cat or character they have. The rp leader is like a fog or mist, not trully taking any form, but guiding is nontheless. You are probably thinking that I am gonna take this possition, but no. At the next result people post aplications. To make sure not everyone is posting an application: the leader of an rp (clan leader, king, founder of the rp, leader) selects themself and one other person to post an application. The rp leader reins for five months, then the voting happens again. You may not post who you are in your application. This is so that people only choose for the reasons. Say vote for 15dgb3 or some weird code like that. Or a 3-6 letter word, like vote for fox. You must have an ending, vote for _______. 6 letters in code/word maximum. And please, no votes for •. Somepeople don't know how to do that. The winner is whoever gets the most votes, the voting starts on the rp leader's forth month, and end on his/her fifth. The winner will be said at 'rp leader' res 1, and i will notify every clan and rp when a new vote off happens. Everyone must vote, unless you already posted an application. You cannot be the rp leader just for saying vote for me, or you will be disqualified. Use the same code every time. And please delete your post after the vote is finished and a leader has been elected. Please post reasons. Right now we will vote to see if you like this idea, and then we will use this as the rules post. Vote for rp leader, or against rp leader.

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    Posted August 15, 2013

    Sparrowsong

    I would like to be leader for mulyiple reasons: 1) I am very active 2) Protevtive and always loyal to any clans 3) Im caring and honest and always understand when someone is hurt. 4) I am loving to all kits and understand their curiosity, though they tend to explore. 5) I do not cuss, and i speak clearly so everyone can understand. 6) I give kits and/or apprentices their apprentice or warrior names when they are ready. I do not skip Clan Meetings. 7) I will always be there for the clan. 8) If they do not understand any or some of my choices, i will understand and will talk to the about it. 9) I am a very goodlistener. 10) And i have very good advice. You dont have to choose me, i will understand. But thank you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Why you should be leader of SwiftClan

    This is where you shall write why you should be leader of SwiftClan. Be sure to write down ALL the reasons! If you are here just for voting, go to the second result.

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