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Author Combs, Barbara (Barbara Harris), author.

Title From Selma to Montgomery : the long march to freedom / Barbara Harris Combs.

Published New York : Routledge, 2014.

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 UniM Bail  323.119607307 COMB    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 222 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Critical moments in American history.
Critical moments in American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-216) and index.
Contents 1 Introduction 1 -- 2 One Moment in Time 22 -- 3 Portrait of a Nation 51 -- 4 Everyday People 78 -- 5 Aftermath 110.
Summary "On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the nation. In the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators would not be deterred, and thousands of others joined their cause, culminating in the successful march from Selma to Montgomery. The protest marches led directly to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, a major piece of legislation, which, ninety-five years after the passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, made the practice of the right to vote available to all Americans, irrespective of race. From Selma to Montgomery chronicles the marches, placing them in the context of the long Civil Rights Movement, and considers the legacy of the Act, drawing parallels with contemporary issues of enfranchisement. In five concise chapters bolstered by primary documents including civil rights legislation, speeches, and news coverage, Combs introduces the Civil Rights Movement to undergraduates through the courageous actions of the freedom marchers."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights workers -- Southern States -- History -- 20th century.
Suffrage -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Southern States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th century.
Voting Rights Act of 1965.
ISBN 9780415529594 (hardback)
041552959X (hardback)
9780415529600 (paperback)
0415529603 (paperback)
9780203081440 (e-book)
0203081447 (e-book)