By Barbara Harris Combs
On March 7, 1965, a calm balloting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, used to be met with an unprovoked assault of stunning violence that riveted the eye of the kingdom. within the days and weeks following "Bloody Sunday," the demonstrators wouldn't be deterred, and hundreds of thousands of others joined their reason, culminating within the winning march from Selma to Montgomery. The protest marches led on to the passage of the balloting Rights Act of 1965, a massive piece of laws, which, ninety-five years after the passage of the 15th modification, made the perform of the suitable to vote on hand to all american citizens, without reference to race. From Selma to Montgomery chronicles the marches, putting them within the context of the lengthy Civil Rights stream, and considers the legacy of the Act, drawing parallels with modern problems with enfranchisement.
In 5 concise chapters reinforced by way of basic records together with civil rights laws, speeches, and information insurance, Combs introduces the Civil Rights flow to undergraduates during the brave activities of the liberty marchers.