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WHY A 56--MILE WALK FOR FREEDOM IN 1965 STILL CHALLENGES AMERICA TODAY THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965 WAS THE CROWNING ACHIEVEMENT OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT, FOREVER CHANGING POLITICS IN AMERICA. NOW, FOR THE FIRST TIME, VOICES OF THE ERA, ALONG WITH SOME OF TODAYa S MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITERS, SCHOLARS, AND SOCIAL ACTIVISTS, COMMEMORATE THE STRUGGLE AND EXAMINE WHY THE BATTLE MUST STILL BE WON. "One of the difficult lessons we have learned is that you cannot depend on American institutions to function without pressure. Any real change in the status quo depends on continued creative action to sharpen the conscience of the nation."----MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. "As long as half our eligible voters exercise the right that so many in Selma marched and died for, wea ve got a very long bridge to cross."----BILL CLINTON "I would hope that students today can learn from Selma to acquire a better understanding of how oppressed people with limited resources can free themselves and make the world better."----CLAYBORNE CARSON, STANFORD UNIVERSITY

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780471710370
ISBN-10: 0471710377
Format: Hardback
(240mm x 165mm x 22mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - BIHE

Black Issues in Higher Education is an award--winning, national news magazine and the foremost publication on black education serving higher education and the public since 1984. The magazine is the sister publication to Black Issues Book Review, has produced an award--winning Black Issues Videoconference Series, including the annual "Beyond the Dream: A Celebration of Black History" program, and has a strong tie--in program with Borders. Tavis Smiley, host of "The Tavis Smiley Show from NPR," provides a foreword and commentary to essays from prominent public figures, including Bill Clinton, and civil rights leaders and thinkers.