Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom - Appendices Summary & Analysis

Lynda Blackmon Lowery
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After Lynda’s personal narrative about her experience in the civil rights marches, she ends the book with several historical appendices that give further context and information. The first is titled “Why Voting Rights?” and provides a brief history of African American rights in the United States since the Civil War and the end of slavery, the period of segregation, and why getting the vote was the most important next step in achieving equality.

Following this, several short biographical notes tell the stories of people who died or disappeared because of their participation in the march. The first is deacon Jimmie Lee Jackson, shot in a peaceful demonstration. Next, is Reverend James Reed, a white Unitarian minister from Boston, beaten to death by a group of white men. Next is Viola Gregg Liuzzo, a white homemaker killed by the KKK. And finally, young Lero...

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