Give us the ballot : the modern struggle for voting rights in America
The adoption of the landmark Voting Rights Act in 1965 enfranchised millions of Americans and is widely regarded as the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement. And yet fifty years later we are still fighting heated battles over race, representation, and political power--over the right to vote, the central pillar of our democracy. A groundbreaking narrative history of voting rights since 1965, Give Us the Ballot tells the story of what happened after the act was passed. Through meticulous archival research, fresh interviews with the leading participants in the ongoing struggle, and incisive on-the-ground reporting, Ari Berman chronicles the transformative impact the act had on American democracy and investigates how the fight over the right to vote has continued in the decades since.
Turning 15 on the road to freedom : my story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
Shares the story of the youngest person to complete the Selma to Montgomery March, describing her frequent imprisonments for her participation in nonviolent demonstrations and how she felt about her involvement in Civil Rights events.
Bending toward justice : the Voting Rights Act and the transformation of American democracy
The award-winning author of "The Informant" traces the efforts of activists who defeated period efforts to prevent African-American citizens from exercising their voting rights after the Fifteenth Amendment, citing illicit practices of bullying, literacy testing, poll taxing and property requirements.
Women's votes, women's voices : the campaign for equal rights in Washington
Published by the Washington State Historical Society in conjunction with the centennial anniversary of women's suffrage in the state and a related traveling exhibit, this illustrated volume summarizes the state's suffrage movement and profiles key leaders in it.