Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary

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Penguin, Oct 15, 2009 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 80 pages
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An inspiring look at the fight for the vote, by an award-winning author

Only 44 years ago in the U.S., Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was leading a fight to win blacks the right to vote. Ground zero for the movement became Selma, Alabama.

Award-winning author Elizabeth Partridge leads you straight into the chaotic, passionate, and deadly three months of protests that culminated in the landmark march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. Focusing on the courageous children who faced terrifying violence in order to march alongside King, this is an inspiring look at their fight for the vote. Stunningly emotional black-and-white photos accompany the text.


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User Review  - DustinB1983 - LibraryThing

This is the story of the march on Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. The events of this story take place in a limited time frame. After a brief stop in 1963 to look at disenfranchisement of black voters in ... Read full review

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“Don’t worry about your children. Don’t hold them back if they want to go to jail…They are carving a tunnel of hope through the great mountain of despair.” These were the words of Dr. Martin Luther ... Read full review


BLOODY SUNDAY March 7 1965
DAY ONE Sunday March 21
DAY THREE Tuesday March 23

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Elizabeth Partridge graduated with a degree in women's studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and later studied traditional Chinese medicine. She was an acupuncturist for more than 20 years before closing her medical practice to write full time.Elizabeth is a National Book Award finalist, Prince Honor winner, and author of several nonfiction books for children, including Restless Spirit: The Life and Work of Dorothea Lange;This Land Was Made for You and Me: The Life and Songs of Woody GuthrieJohn Lennon: All I Want is the Truth; and Marching for Freedom: Walk Together, Children, and Don't You Grow Weary. She lives in the San Francisco Bay area.

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