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Jimmie LeeJames: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement that Changed America #2020

Jimmie LeeJames Two Lives Two Deaths and the Movement that Changed America In the early months of the killings of two civil rights activists inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches which became the driving force behind the passage of the Voting Rights Act This is the

  • Title: Jimmie LeeJames: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement that Changed America
  • Author: Steve Fiffer Adar Cohen
  • ISBN: 9781941393482
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Jimmie LeeJames: Two Lives, Two Deaths, and the Movement that Changed America By Steve Fiffer Adar Cohen, In the early months of 1965, the killings of two civil rights activists inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, which became the driving force behind the passage of the Voting Rights Act This is their story Bloody Sunday March 7, 1965 was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle The national outrage generated by scenes of Alabama state troopers attacking peacefuIn the early months of 1965, the killings of two civil rights activists inspired the Selma to Montgomery marches, which became the driving force behind the passage of the Voting Rights Act This is their story Bloody Sunday March 7, 1965 was a pivotal moment in the civil rights struggle The national outrage generated by scenes of Alabama state troopers attacking peaceful demonstrators fueled the drive toward the passage of the Voting Rights Acts later that year But why were hundreds of activists marching from Selma to Montgomery that afternoon Days earlier, during the crackdown on another protest in nearby Marion, a state trooper, claiming self defense, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, a 26 year old unarmed deacon and civil rights protester Jackson s subsequent death spurred local civil rights leaders to make the march to Montgomery when that day also ended in violence, the call went out to activists across the nation to join in the next attempt One of the many who came down was a minister from Boston named James Reeb Shortly after his arrival, he was attacked in the street by racist vigilantes, eventually dying of his injuries Lyndon Johnson evoked Reeb s memory when he brought his voting rights legislation to Congress, and the national outcry over the brutal killings ensured its passage Most histories of the civil rights movement note these two deaths briefly, before moving on to the famous moments Jimmie Lee and James is the first book to give readers a deeper understanding of the events that galvanized an already strong civil rights movement to one of its greatest successes, along with the herculean efforts to bring the killers of these two men to justice a quest that would last than four decades.

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    1. This book examines the killing of civil rights activists Jimmie Lee Jackson and Rev James Reeb and how they inspired the march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama and led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.The authors provide the reader a deeper understanding of the events that galvanized the Civil Rights Movement Cohen and Fiffer detail how the killers of these two men finally were brought to justice after forty years.The authors did meticulous research for this book They traveled to [...]

    2. A compelling account of the Civil Rights MovementSteve Fiffer and Ardar Cohen provide a tense you are there narrative to the civil rights protests in Marion and Selma, Alabama that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 With diligent research and a sensitive touch, they portray the lives of Jimmie Lee Jackson and Rev James Rabb, providing a human touch as well as underlining contemporary relevance.

    3. Essential reading for anyone concerned about the ongoing struggle for equality in America.Covering what I was never taught in school the living, breathing, human perspectives from the Civil Rights movement the authors bring to life the raw, in the moment chaos, the voices demanding justice and the historic unity borne of passion and peace Recommended for anyone interested in the history and humanity of the fight for equality I wish I d read this book in high school.

    4. EnlighteningExtremely enlightening and timely especially considering today s political climate The detailed account sheds light on the complexities involved in changing a corrupt and unjust system.

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