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The Resource Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman

Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman

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Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America
Title
Because they marched
Title remainder
the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Russell Freedman
Title variation
Because they marched
Title variation remainder
the peoples campaign for voting rights that changed America
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Language
eng
Summary
"To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Freedman presents a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights. In the early 1960s, tensions in the segregated South intensified. Tired of reprisals for attempting to register to vote, Selma's black community began to protest. The struggle received nationwide attention when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a voting rights march in January, 1965, and was attacked by a segregationist. In February, the shooting of an unarmed demonstrator by an Alabama state trooper inspired a march from Selma to the state capital of Montgomery. The march got off to a horrific start on March 7 as law officers attacked peaceful demonstrators. Broadcast throughout the world, the violence attracted widespread outrage and spurred demonstrators to complete the march at any cost. On March 25, after several setbacks, protesters arrived at the end of the fifty-four-mile march to a cheering crowd of 25,000 supporters. Illustrated with more than forty photographs, this is an essential chronicle of events every American should know. Includes timeline, source notes, photo credits, bibliography, index." -- Publisher's description
Summary
Presents an account of the 1965 civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, an event that sparked the signing of the Voting Rights Act
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Illustration
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  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2015
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2014
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10359450
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
323.1196/073076145
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F334.S4
LC item number
F74 2014
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1160
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America
Label
Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-79) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
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sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The day the teachers marched -- "White folks' business" -- Selma's students lead the way -- "March, dammit!" -- Bloody Sunday -- Turnaround Tuesday -- A good day to be alive -- Because they marched
Control code
5688791
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9780823429219
Lccn
2013038991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861335288
  • (OCoLC)861335288
Label
Because they marched : the people's campaign for voting rights that changed America, Russell Freedman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 78-79) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The day the teachers marched -- "White folks' business" -- Selma's students lead the way -- "March, dammit!" -- Bloody Sunday -- Turnaround Tuesday -- A good day to be alive -- Because they marched
Control code
5688791
Dimensions
23 x 29 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
83 pages
Isbn
9780823429219
Lccn
2013038991
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn861335288
  • (OCoLC)861335288

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