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The Resource The Voting Rights Act of 1965, Laurie Collier Hillstrom

The Voting Rights Act of 1965, Laurie Collier Hillstrom

Label
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Title
The Voting Rights Act of 1965
Statement of responsibility
Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Explains the events that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Details both the racial discrimination and violence that pervaded the South and the civil rights protests that changed American voting rights. Features include a narrative overview, biographies, primary source documents, chronology, glossary, bibliography, and index"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
324.6/20973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1924
LC item number
.H55 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Defining moments
Label
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0827/2008038392.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-233) and index
Contents
Narrative overview. The Jim Crow South ; Boycotts, sit-ins, and freedom rides ; The march on Washington ; Freedom Summer ; Showdown in Selma ; The Voting Rights Act becomes law ; Legacy of the Voting Rights Act -- Biographies. Ella Baker (1903-1986) ; James Farmer (1920-1999) ; Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) ; Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) ; Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) ; John Lewis (1940- ) ; George Wallace (1919-1998) -- Primary sources. Alabama Literacy Test samples ; Learning the bitter truth about Jim Crow ; White support for the Montgomery Bus Boycott ; Ella Baker describes the founding of SNCC ; James Farmer remembers the Freedom Rides ; Registering voters during Freedom Summer ; Powerful testimony from Fannie Lou Hamer ; Martin Luther King's letter from a Selma, Alabama jail ; John Lewis remembers "Bloody Sunday" ; Terror on the Edmund Pettus Bridge ; President Lyndon Johnson delivers "The American Promise" ; Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ; Senator Barack Obama supports renewal of the VRA
Control code
ocn231895242
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780780810488
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038392
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)231895242
Label
The Voting Rights Act of 1965, Laurie Collier Hillstrom
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0827/2008038392.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-233) and index
Contents
Narrative overview. The Jim Crow South ; Boycotts, sit-ins, and freedom rides ; The march on Washington ; Freedom Summer ; Showdown in Selma ; The Voting Rights Act becomes law ; Legacy of the Voting Rights Act -- Biographies. Ella Baker (1903-1986) ; James Farmer (1920-1999) ; Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) ; Lyndon B. Johnson (1908-1973) ; Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) ; John Lewis (1940- ) ; George Wallace (1919-1998) -- Primary sources. Alabama Literacy Test samples ; Learning the bitter truth about Jim Crow ; White support for the Montgomery Bus Boycott ; Ella Baker describes the founding of SNCC ; James Farmer remembers the Freedom Rides ; Registering voters during Freedom Summer ; Powerful testimony from Fannie Lou Hamer ; Martin Luther King's letter from a Selma, Alabama jail ; John Lewis remembers "Bloody Sunday" ; Terror on the Edmund Pettus Bridge ; President Lyndon Johnson delivers "The American Promise" ; Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ; Senator Barack Obama supports renewal of the VRA
Control code
ocn231895242
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 244 p.
Isbn
9780780810488
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008038392
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)231895242

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