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

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In the early 1960s, 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 completed the fifty-four-mile march to a cheering crowd of 25,000 supporters.
Edition: Unabridged
Number of Pages: 2147
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: History
Format: AudioCD
Publisher: Dreamscape Media Llc
Age Range: Teen
Author: Russell Freedman
Language: English
Street Date: January 17, 2017
TCIN: 51875066
UPC: 9781520046877
Item Number (DPCI): 248-36-2861
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