Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom

My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March

Book - 2016
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As the youngest marcher in the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Lynda Blackmon Lowery proved that young adults can be heroes. Jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday, Lowery fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr. for the rights of African-Americans. In this memoir, she shows today's young readers what it means to fight nonviolently (even when the police are using violence, as in the Bloody Sunday protest) and how it felt to be part of changing American history.
Publisher: New York, New York : Speak, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2016
ISBN: 9780147512161
0147512166
Branch Call Number: YA 323.1196 Se491L 2016
Characteristics: 144 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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A teenager in 1965, Lynda Blackmon Lowery was the youngest member of the contingent that marched from Selma to Montgomery. She tells her story of that journey in this lively illustrated memoir.


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