Marching For Freedom: Walk Together Children and Don't You Grow Weary
From the Author:
The idea for Marching for Freedom came in like a huge wave, picked me up and carried me to the internet, the library, museums, and photographers’ archives. In early November 2008, I headed to Selma, Alabama to interview people who’d been kids and young adults during the march. Day after day in 1965, they’d protested, sung, and marched. They were threatened and bullied, jailed and beaten, then got up the next morning and headed out again. I was awed by their courage and determination.
The march was such a perfect microcosm of the whole civil rights movement. I wanted to jump up on my roof and yell: have you heard about this? Instead, I wove together the marchers’ stories and more than 50 photos that captured the turbulent three months in Selma and the heroic, celebratory march to Montgomery.
I hope this book will inspire kids and young adults to realize they can make a difference. Check out www.serve.gov, Obama’s clearinghouse of volunteer opportunities.
If a group of kids armed only with songs and determination could change history, so can we.
Take a Google Lit Trip to learn more about the march from Selma to Montgomery.
Take a tour of the Marching For Freedom Pinterest board to see other visuals associated with the march from Selma to Montgomery.
Marching for Freedom Part 1
Marching for Freedom Part 2
Selma to Montgomery march for the vote 1965, and the Bridge Crossing Jubilee.