Film, Video Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
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- Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom: My Story of the 1965 Selma Voting Rights March
- Lynda Blackmon Lowery described her role as the youngest member of the Selma, Alabama Civil Rights March in 1965. Along with her co-authors, Susan Buckley and Elspeth Leacock, Lowery recounted her childhood during this period, and discussed the background of events that led to his landmark action. The authors showed illustrations and photographs from their book as well as primary sources, including original film footage, from the period.
- Event Date
- January 14, 2015
- - Lynda Blackmon Lowery was the youngest person to take part in the Voting Rights March of 1965. She now works as a case manager at a mental health center and still lives in Selma.
- - Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley have collaborated on five history books for children. When not writing children's books, for 17 years Buckley edited AppleSeeds children's magazine.
- - Elspeth Leacock and Susan Buckley have collaborated on five history books for children. Among her favorite projects, Leacock has written the Geography Brainquest and the African Experience in New York.
- Related Resources
- Young Readers Center : http://www.read.gov/yrc/
- Center for the Book: http://www.read.gov/cfb/
- Running Time
- 52 minutes,
- Online Format
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