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Doc ☆ Because They Marched 83 pages â Danpashley · ❰Reading❯ ➸ Because They Marched Author Russell Freedman – Danpashley.co.uk The struggle for voting rights was a pivotal event in the history of civil rightsFor the fiftieth anniversary of the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery L 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 costIllustrated with than forty archival photographs this is an essential chronicle of events every American should knowA Kirkus Best Book of the YearA Junior Library Guild Selection Text to World This story is about the Selma voting right campaign This book has images and stories of people who helped changed the voting rights for African Americans These marched sparked something in our nation that changed how we looked to the worldCulturally Specific This text is culturally specific because it describes the way whites and blacks were treated in the United States People of both races had to stand up and say this is wrong and they changed the way Black Americans were being treated The images and stories support the facts in the story Blooms 1 Who were the leaders in the Selma Voting Campaign movement? 2 Describe what was going on before the movement started during and after?3 In the story what uestion would you ask someone on each side of the movement?4 How would you compare these stories and images to the ones in our social studies books? What are the similarities and differences?5 In the story it talks about people protesting without violence for this movement? How would you have protested during this movement? Would you boycott buses hold up signs attend a march do nothing at all fight or something else6 Create an image or a song that sums up the civil right movement

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The struggle for voting rights was a pivotal event in the history of civil rightsFor the fiftieth anniversary of the march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery Alabama Newbery Medalist Russell Freedman has written a riveting account of African American struggles for the right to voteIn the early 1960s tensions in the segrated South intensified Tired of reprisals for attempting Russell Freedman is the master of historical nonfiction and his careful research once again brings an important era in American history to life In the 1960's voting rights were largely denied to African Americans in many parts of the South Despite federal legislation local rules made registering to vote practically impossible for minorities This is the story of the struggle for those rights in Alabama mostly in the city of Selma Accompanied by many well captioned black and white photographs Freedman clearly lays out the situation and the risks that were taken in seeking this basic right In fact Freedman highlights many people whose contribution might otherwise have slipped away into the amnesia of time Everyone's heard of Dr Martin Luther King Jr but the story behind the march from Selma to Montgomery featured many acts of bravery and selflessness Freedman takes time to chronicle each event and its impact on the movement emphasizing the role that young people played Also one can't help noticing how media coverage played a significant role Doubtless teens today will have trouble believing the kind of atrocities that took place during this turbulent time but the author brings them to vivid life At the same time he creates a sense of hope and rejoicing in the proof that if good people gather together change can and indeed MUST happen This book should be in every secondary school library

Mobi ✓ Because They Marched ↠ Russell Freedman

Because They MarchedTo register to vote Selma's black community began to protest In January 1965 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 March 7 as law officers brutally attacked peacefu Richie’s Picks BECAUSE THEY MARCHED THE PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN FOR VOTING RIGHTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA by Russell Freedman Holiday House August 2014 96p ISBN 978 0 8234 2921 9“The potential magnitude of racially discriminatory voter disenfranchisement counseled hesitation before disturbing the District Court’s findings and final judgementThe greatest threat to public confidence in elections in this case is the prospect of enforcing a purposefully discriminatory law one that likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters” US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg October 18 2014 dissenting in Veasey v Perry a Texas voter ID case The seeds for Veasey were sown in 2013 when the US Supreme Court struck down key elements of the landmark 1965 Voting Act in a controversial 5 4 decision“By the middle of February 1965 nearly 3400 demonstrators had been arrested filling up the jails and several prison work camps in the area Meanwhile efforts by protest leaders to influence public opinion were beginning to pay off A congressional delegation had traveled to Selma to investigate the mass arrests and determine if new legislation was needed to ensure voting rights And President Lyndon B Johnson had held a press conference to deliver a statement in support of voting rights ‘All Americans should be indignant when one American is denied the right to vote’ he told reporters ‘The loss of that right undermines the freedom of every citizen’” from BECAUSE THEY MARCHEDI will spend next Saturday morning at San Francisco’s City Hall training to supervise a voting precinct Then on Election Day I will spend 16 hours serving as a poll inspector in someone’s garage one of the many neighborhood voting places here in San FranciscoGovernment affects our lives in millions of ways Those who participate in choosing government representatives and deciding on ballot propositions have a hand in making the rules that affect all of us so the right to vote is a big deal Voting began as a right that was granted only to land owning white men A significant part of our national history has involved those who haven’t been permitted to participate and their allies struggling against those who have sought to deny voting rights to women black people Latinos and poor peopleBECAUSE THEY MARCHED is the story of the struggle that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and includes such incidents as the police terrorism at the Pettus Bridge and the march from Selma to Montgomery We learn how during the sixties people like Viola Liuzzo were murdered for trying to secure voting rights for themselves and others Russell Freedman sets this struggle amid the larger civil rights movement by introducing many of the significant events of the movement through text and well known images It’s an intense story because Freedman conveys so much of this history by uoting the words of participants on both sides of the struggle“It is because they marched that I stand before you today” President Barack Obama in 2007 speaking in Selma at the forty second anniversary of the march from Selma to MontgomeryBECAUSE THEY MARCHED commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act showing young people the struggle of those who were denied the right to vote Unlike some other struggles on the road to euality in America this fight continues The book concludes with an epilogue that summarizes the US Supreme Court’s 2013 Shelby v Holder decision which struck down key sections of the Voting Rights Act Freedman notes “Immediately after the decision some states and counties in the South announced that they would take advantage of the ruling to make legal changes in voting reuirements such as strict voter ID laws that critics say would make it harder for minority voters older people students legal immigrants and the poor of all races to register and vote”That leads to this weekend’s news about Veasey v PerryIn her dissent of the 2013 Shelby decision Justice Ginsburg likened the struggle for voting rights to the ancient Greek myth of fighting the Hydra “Whenever one form of voting discrimination was identified and prohibited others sprang up in its place” One hundred fifty years ago former slaves were granted the right to vote through enactment of the Civil War amendments As we see in BECAUSE THEY MARCHED that right to vote only began to become a reality in 1965 From the perspective of the Supreme Court’s latest decision this weekend these current and ongoing struggles for euality and voting rights make BECAUSE THEY MARCHED a powerful read and must have resource Richie Partington MLISRichie's Picks