[Free Best] Because They Marched: The People's Campaign for Voting Rights that Changed AmericaAuthor Russell Freedman – Collateralloan.co

For the fiftieth anniversary of the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights In the early s, tensions in the segrated South intensified Tired of reprisals for attempting to register to vote, Selma s black community began to protest In January , Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a voting rights march 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 The event got off to a horrific start on Marchas law officers brutally attacked peaceful demonstrators But when vivid footage and photographs of the violence was broadcast throughout the world, the incident attracted widespread outrage and spurred demonstrators to complete the march at any cost Illustrated withthan forty archival photographs, this is an essential chronicle of events every American should know