Selma's Bloody Sunday : : protest, voting rights, and the struggle for racial equality

Title Selma's Bloody Sunday : : protest, voting rights, and the struggle for racial equality
Names Pratt, Robert A.
Book Number DB108309
Title Status In Process
Medium Digital Book
Annotation "On Sunday afternoon, March 7, 1965, roughly six hundred peaceful demonstrators set out from Brown Chapel A. M. E. Church in a double-file column to march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital of Montgomery. Leading the march were Hosea Williams of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and John Lewis of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Upon reaching Broad Street, the marchers turned left to cross the Edmund Pettus Bridge that spanned the Alabama River. The violence and horror that was about to unfold at the foot of the bridge would forever mark the day as "Bloody Sunday," one of the pivotal moments of the civil rights movement. Alabama state troopers fell on the unarmed protestors as they crossed the bridge, beating and tear gassing them. In Selma's Bloody Sunday, Robert A. Pratt offers a vivid account of that infamous day and the indelible triumph of black and white protest over white resistance. He explores how the march itself--and the 1965 Voting Rights Act that followed--represented a reaffirmation of the nation's centuries-old declaration of universal equality and the fulfillment of the Fifteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Selma's Bloody Sunday offers a fresh interpretation of the ongoing struggle by African Americans to participate freely in America's electoral democracy. Jumping forward to the present day, Pratt uses the march as a lens through which to examine disturbing recent debates concerning who should, and who should not, be allowed to vote." -- Provided by publisher.
Series Witness to history (Baltimore, Md.)
Local Subject Politics and Government - POL
Current Events / Contemporary Issues - CON
Adult Book - AD
Adult Non-Fiction - AN
History, United States - HUS
History - HST
LC Subject African Americans - Civil rights - Alabama - Selma - History - 20th century
African Americans - Suffrage - Southern States - History - 20th century
Civil rights movements - United States - History - 20th century
Call Number 323.1196073076145 ANF
Language English
Publication Info Washington, D.C. : National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled, Library of Congress, 9999
Original Publication Recorded from: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2017] 9781421421612
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