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Author: Elizabeth Partridge
Year Reviewed:: 2010
Review: In the spring of 1965 in the 54-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, a racist sheriff and a bigoted governor were pitted against demonstrators trained in Martin Luther King's philosophy of nonviolence. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 had outlawed segregation in schools, workplaces and public areas. Now, demonstrators in Selma, members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and King's organization, demanded the right to vote. This is history told through the words, pictures, and actions of the parents and children of Selma concluding with a touching photograph of a pair of hands, one signing a voter registration form.