The federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 was the crowning achievement of the civil rights movement, forever changing politics in America. Led by Martin Luther King, Jr., the brutal Selma-to-Montgomery March, beginning on 'Bloody Sunday' with 600 and swelling to 25,000, shocked the world and triggered the legislation. Now, for the first time, voices of the era, along with some of today’s most influential writers, scholars, lawyers, and social activists, commemorate the struggle and examine why the battle for 'one man, one vote' must still be won. With an introduction and commentary by Tavis Smiley, the book offers incisive views, many never before published, on topics ranging from Hispanic issues to the hip-hop generation. Black Issues in Higher Education is an award-winning magazine and the foremost publication on black education since 1984. Its publications also include The Unfinished Agenda of Brown v. Board of Education (0-471-64926-0).