Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the Selma Voting Rights March

Lynda Blackmon Lowery


A memoir of the Civil Rights circulation from certainly one of its youngest heroes

because the youngest marcher within the 1965 balloting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Albama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that teens should be heroes. Jailed 9 instances ahead of her 15th birthday, Lowery fought along Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. during this memoir, she exhibits brand new younger readers what it capability to struggle nonviolently (even while the police are utilizing violence, as within the Bloody Sunday protest) and the way it felt to be a part of altering American history.

trouble-free and encouraging, this superbly illustrated memoir brings readers into the center of the Civil Rights stream, complementing universal center lecture room studying and bringing historical past alive for younger readers.

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