The March Against Fear by Ann Bausum audiobook

The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power

By Ann Bausum
Read by Karen Chilton

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4.27 Hours Unabridged
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    ISBN: 9781501967733

James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality. The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear." Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important demonstrations of the civil rights movement. It brought together leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, who formed an unlikely alliance that resulted in the Black Power movement, which ushered in a new era in the fight for equality. The retelling of Meredith's story opens on the day of his assassination attempt and goes back in time to recount the moments leading up to that event and its aftermath. Readers learn about the powerful figures and emerging leaders who joined the over 200-mile walk that became known as the "March Against Fear." Thoughtfully presented by award-winning author Ann Bausum, this book helps readers understand the complex issues of fear, injustice, and the challenges of change. It is a history lesson that's as important and relevant today as it was 50 years ago.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Brief chapters build on one another, creating a complete picture for readers with limited background knowledge. This compelling account will be equally engaging for classroom resource material or individual research.” Booklist
“Narrator Karen Chilton echoes the determination of Civil Rights activists in Mississippi’s often overlooked but hugely influential March against Fear…As Martin Luther King, Jr., sought to temper more revolutionary members, Chilton conjures his famously Southern, deliberate, and lyrical manner of speech…When young Stokely Carmichael becomes the group’s most prominent spokesperson, Chilton brings compelling intensity to his speeches…Her measured narration evokes the steady tramp, tramp, tramp of feet marching towards justice. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“An exceptionally well-written and researched chronicle of a crucial civil rights turning point.” KIrkus Reviews (starred review)
“Powerful and timely…Bausum dissects internal divisions with great sensitivity, lauding Martin Luther King Jr.‘s peacemaking powers while illuminating the conditions that provoked others to more confrontational protest…[An] exemplary look into civil rights history.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“A must-have volume on James Meredith, the March against Fear, and the evolution of Black Power for high school students.” School Library Journal (starred review)

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Author Bio: Ann Bausum

Author Bio: Ann Bausum

Ann Bausum writes books about US history for youth and adults, most dealing with social justice issues. Her books have won the Carter G. Woodson Book Award, the Golden Kite Award, a Sibert Honor designation, and the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 4.27
Audience: Young Adult (12–17)
Language: English