By Michellekidwell
2 years ago

Book Review: Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough For Selma

Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma
by Karlyn Forner
Duke University Press

Duke University Press Books
History , Nonfiction (Adult)
Pub Date 13 Oct 2017

I am reviewing a copy of Why the Vote Wasn't Enough for Selma through Duke University Press and Netgalley:

In this book Karolyn Forner shows us that the vote did not equate to economic justice for African Americans in Selma.

In the Selma Morning Times Colonel W.W Quarles the Son in law of banker Washington pointed out that 95 percent of servants were black and ninety nine percent of household tasks were performed by black servants, going on to blame the servants for bringing disease, sickness, even filth. Despite the facts that the white workers had similar outbreaks of Small Pix as well.

In 1925 a small group of both White and African American farm workers set out to better equalize that industry.

In 1929 Amelia Platts headed by train to Dallas County to begin her job as the African American home demonstration agent.

From segregation to prejudice, Jim Crow, share cropping, activism, Why the Vote Wasn’t Enough For Selma is well written and researched, and is deserving of five out of five stars.

Happy Reading!
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