The story of the Selma voting rights marches in photographs

by Aretha, David,

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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Nonfiction j 323.1 AR
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Nonfiction
Call Number  j 323.1 AR
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a momentous victory for civil rights activists, but one major obstacle remained in the path toward equal rights for African Americans: the right to vote. In the South, segregationists prevented African Americans from voting. Civil rights leaders believed it was time for strong action and chose Selma, Alabama, as the rallying point. There, the marches and protests captured the nation's attention. Through gripping primary source photographs, author David Aretha explores this important time in American history.
Demanding to vote
Hundreds of arrests
Bloody Sunday
Steps toward justice
Marching to freedom
Victory at last.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Story of the Civil Rights Movement in Photographs series offers relatively short, fully illustrated introductions to major events of the 1950s and 1960s that furthered the cause of justice for African Americans, particularly in the South. While longer books on the movement (often cited in the appended bibliographies here) offer more complete accounts of what happened, Aretha's clearly written, succinct texts introduce significant individuals, follow major actions chronologically, place events within their social context, and comment on their long-term significance. Quotes from participants are used to good effect. Throughout the books, well-captioned photographs (usually black-and-white news photos) introduce the participants and add you-are-there immediacy to the historical account as it unfolds. Selma recalls the dramatic repercussions in Selma when demonstrators marched for voting rights. Well-focused, useful books for students researching the civil rights movement in mid-twentieth-century America.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Aretha, David. Story of the civil rights movement in photographs.
Subjects Selma to Montgomery Rights March -- (1965 : -- Selma, Ala.) -- Juvenile literature.
Selma to Montgomery Rights March -- (1965 : -- Selma, Ala.) -- Pictorial works.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Suffrage -- Alabama -- Selma -- History -- 20th century -- Pictorial works.
Publisher Berkeley Heights, NJ :Enslow Publishers, Inc.,2014
Other Titles Selma voting rights marches in photographs
Language English
Description 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780766042391
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