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The Bridge at Selma (Turning Points in American History)

Marilyn Miller

The Bridge at Selma (Turning Points in American History)

by Marilyn Miller

  • 283 Want to read
  • 24 Currently reading

Published by Silver Burdett Pr .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • History - United States/General,
  • Children"s Books - Young Adult Fiction,
  • African Americans,
  • Alabama,
  • Civil rights,
  • History,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Riots,
  • Selma,
  • Selma (Ala.)

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages64
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9726474M
    ISBN 100382069730
    ISBN 109780382069734
    OCLC/WorldCa234286622

      Fifty years ago, on March 7, , a year-old pacifist named John Lewis and others from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference strode toward the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. Thousands march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge along with members of the cast of the movie "Selma" in honor of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 18, in Selma.

    A number of white citizens, including Viola Liuzzo and several clergymen, travel to Selma to join the next march. The marchers are shown crossing the bridge again, and, at the top of the bridge, they see the state troopers, who are lined up as before, turn aside to let them pass. King, after praying, leads the group away from the bridge. Marchers leaving Selma and approaching the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where marchers were beaten during the first march attempt. (James Barker) Onlookers watch as the march moves beyond : Natasha Geiling.

      Learn more: Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot is the true story of the forgotten heroes of the fight for voting rights—the courageous students and teachers of Selma, Alabama. The Bridge Academy Selma, Selma, Alabama. likes. The Bridge Academy Selma, a vision of the founders Pastor John Grayson and Dr. C.C. Grayson, was established as Followers:


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The Bridge at Selma (Turning Points in American History) by Marilyn Miller Download PDF EPUB FB2

Although Miller supplies background events and an afterword about the Voting Rights Act ofthis book focuses on the bloody Sunday of March 7,when black citizens who tried to march peacefully from Selma to Montgomery were thwarted by police, who 5/5(1).

The marchers. This book provides background information regarding the historic march across the the Edmund Pettus bridge when, on March 7, approximately people, including children tried to march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery to protest the policies that made voter registration impossible to achieve for blacks/5.

Although Miller supplies background events and an afterword about the Voting Rights Act ofthis book focuses on the bloody Sunday of March 7,when black citizens who tried to march peacefully from Selma to Montgomery were thwarted by police, who used tear gas and clubs and made : Marilyn Miller.

This book provides background information regarding the historic march across the the Edmund Pettus bridge when, on March 7, approximately people, including children tried to march from Selma. "Created by Media Projects, Inc."--T.p.

verso Bibliography: p. 64 Includes index Describes the far-reaching repercussions of the events of March 7, when men, women, and children in Alabama attempted to march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery in order to register to votePages: The Bridge at Selma by Marilyn Miller starting at $ The Bridge at Selma has 2 available editions to buy at Half Price Books Marketplace.

The Bridge at Selma book   The Bridge at Selma But the location of the book’s opening is telling: Brown Chapel in Selma, in which Obama gave a speech in in the early days of his primary campaign. As a young and relatively inexperienced junior US senator, it was definitely a bold : Quaesitor. The Racist History Behind The Iconic Selma Bridge: Code Switch The Edmund Pettus Bridge is a sacred place in America's civil rights history.

It also was named after a. Selma March, political march led by Martin Luther King, Jr., from Selma, Alabama, to the state’s capital, Montgomery, that occurred March 21–25, The march became a landmark in the American civil rights movement and directly led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of The Bridge Home had many hilarious parts and also many sad ones as well, whenever I read a book I almost always expect it to have a somewhat ha But after my mother surprised me and she told that she had loaned this book from the library for me, I jumped up and down because I /5.

Some even traveled to Selma where two days later King attempted another march but, to the dismay of some demonstrators, turned back when troopers again blocked the highway at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. The bridge at Selma. [Marilyn Miller; Media Projects Incorporated.] -- Describes the far-reaching repercussions of the events of March 7, when men, women, and children in Alabama attempted to march from Selma to the state capitol in Montgomery in order to.

The bridge has a total of 11 spans. It has 10 smaller concrete spans, while the main span in the center, over the river, is made of steel.

Because Selma is built on a bluff over the river, the west side of the bridge is higher than the east side. The center of the bridge is ft (30 m) over the s: Alabama River. Remnick takes as the keynote of his book a saying by Congressman John Lewis, the civil rights hero of the Selma march: “Barack Obama is what comes at the end of that bridge in Selma.

The Selma to Montgomery march was part of a series of civil-rights protests that occurred in in Alabama, a Southern state with deeply entrenched racist policies.

Describes the far-reaching repercussions of the events of March 7, when men, women, and children in Alabama attempted to march from Selma to the state capitol in.

On March 7,hundreds of voting rights activists marched out of Selma, Ala., for the State Capitol in Montgomery. They only made it to the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where authorities set. Selma is a historical drama film directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb.

It is based on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by James Bevel, Hosea Williams, Martin Luther King Jr., and John film stars actors David Oyelowo as King, Tom Wilkinson as President Lyndon B. Johnson, Tim Roth as George Wallace, Carmen Ejogo as Coretta Scott King, and Common Music by: Jason Moran.

We walked the bridge from the Selma side to honor the history of those that marched for civil rights. The bridge path itself is moderately wide, however, cars travel fast across it and exiting the bridge on the opposite side of the river is very narrow and tight next to the /5(). Selma: The Bridge to the BallotVIEWER’S GUIDE 4 teaching tolerance How to Use This Guide Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot is a versatile film that can be used in a variety of courses to spark conversations about civil rights, activism, the proper use of government power and the role of the Size: 1MB.

The Edmund Pettus bridge became a symbol of the momentous changes taking place in Alabama, America, and the world. It was here that voting rights marchers were violently confronted by law enforcement personnel on March 7, The day became known as Bloody Sunday.This annual commemoration, called the Bridge Crossing Jubilee, was founded by Attorney Faya Rose Toure, who has led it well over the years and with her husband, State Senator Hank Sanders (D-Selma.King first visited Selma with other SCLC members in Januaryshortly after he returned from Oslo, Norway.

Early protests were small in number, and resulted in arrests, both in Selma and in nearby towns. On 1 February King and Ralph Abernathy led a march of about people to the Selma Courthouse to protest slow voter-registration.