Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights That Changed America

By FREEDMAN, Russell

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ISBN
9780823429219
Publisher
Holiday House


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2014  |  Grades 5 and Up

Gr 7 Up—With the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 approaching, this book captures a significant struggle in history, focusing on the two years leading up to President Lyndon Johnson signing the act into law. Freedman gives readers the necessary context they need to understand the Civil Rights Movement and the importance of S...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on August 1, 2014

With characteristically clear prose sprinkled liberally with primary source quotes and carefully selected photographs, Freedman documents the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march that featured the horrific Bloody Sunday confrontation between the marchers and the Alabama state troopers. Captured on television footage by all the major networks, these events convinced the nation--and Congress--that something finally had t...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2014

With characteristically clear prose sprinkled liberally with primary source quotes and carefully selected photographs, Freedman documents the historic 1965 ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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