Selma to Montgomery March: Lynda Lowery’s fight for equal voting rights

Today is the anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma (March 7, 1965), and we would like to recommend the book “Turning 15 on the Road to Freedom” written by Lynda Blackmon Lowery, who was jailed nine times before her fifteenth birthday in her fight for voting rights. Her story shines a light on young adults, locals, and women, too often left out of the master narrative about the Civil Rights Movement. Lynda fought alongside Martin Luther King Jr., and proved that young adults can be heroes. In honor of Women’s History Month, this beautifully illustrated memoir illuminates pivotal events in America’s history, and we highly recommend giving it a read.