Book tied to 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Marches March 16th). (Oprah just announced she'll produce a film about the March in 2015) Black history month promo.Renewed interest in the civil rights movement due to widely publicized and celebrated anniversaries for the 50th anniv. of The March on Washington in 2013, and the 50th anniv. of Freedom Summer in 2014. Book provides the richest possible primer on the civil rights movement, while also alerting readers to some fascinating and largely unheralded work being done today. Differs from all other books on this subject as the genre tends to fall into two categories, straight history or memoir. Hedin takes a more dynamic look at the movement explaining that no other book seriously considers the proposition that the movement is still in our midst. Hedin interviews key veterans like John Lewis, Julian Bond, and others about their present, continued work, while also talking to a new generation of activists following directly in their footsteps. Gutting of Voting Rights Act by recent legislation makes topic timely.