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Protest at Selma: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, by David J. Garrow *****

This newly released digital version of Garrow’s outstanding, comprehensive recounting and analysis of the famous Selma demonstrations carried out by Martin Luther King Junior, other civil rights leaders, along with masses of African-American civil rights activists could not be more timely. 1,461 more words

History

Selma: The 50-Year Anniversary of Bloody Sunday

By: GirlPress, Christianna D.

Fifty years ago something historic happened in Selma, Alabama.  It was a big step in the Civil Rights movement.  Black Americans were discriminated against because of their race and denied their constitutional right to vote.  409 more words

Girl Scouts Of Greater Atlanta

March from Selma to Montgomery ends on state capitol steps

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The daughters of two major figures of the civil rights era, Martin Luther King Jr. and former Alabama Gov. George Wallace, shared a stage on the steps of the Alabama Capitol on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights march. 501 more words

News

Scalise needed to be in Selma

If there was one member of the congressional leadership team who needed to be in Selma to mark the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, it was Louisiana U.S. 225 more words

National News

Marching with Selma's foot soldiers

“Going to Selma was always an escape from the daily grind, primarily because of its emptiness. There was no Target or Starbucks, and there still is not. 84 more words

In The News

Can't Go Back

Reading is such a passion of mine. As a little girl reading presented me with travels afar, meeting new people, learning new ideas in fact reading was my escape. 530 more words

Life Lessons