The Movement: 1965

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978-1-338-76983-8
The year 1965 was fraught with assassination, brutal attacks, and an attempt to deny Black Americans the right to vote. In February, Malcolm X, a Black religious’ leader and human rights activist, was slain. Bloody Sunday followed in March, when 600 civil rights protesters attempted to walk from Selma to Montgomery, the capital of Alabama, to oppose the suppression of the Black vote. As a result, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was ultimately signed into law in August. The civil rights movement succeeded in getting legislation passed, but the fight against racism, discrimination, and hatred was far from over. This detailed account explains why 1965 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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Written by Jay Leslie
ISBN 978-1-338-76983-8
Key Features
  • Each book addresses major moments in civil rights history, organized chronologically, ties into the school curriculum
  • Informative sidebars, at least one per chapter, provide cultural references and explanations of more complex terms
  • Back matter: timeline, glossary, reference materials, mini-bio of a modern civil rights activist, and more
  • Historical photos throughout
  • Series expansion into the pre- and post- civil rights era in the coming seasons.
Series No
Item # 719689
Imprint Children's Press
Copyright 2022
Format Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size 6 x 9
Pages 96
Ages 10, 11, 12, 13
Grades 5 - 8
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