The author was 13 the first time she heard Martin Luther King speak. Her grandmother took her to the church he was speaking at. He inspired Lynda to march for the right to vote. Think about that. In 1963 some states prevented African Americans from exercising their right to vote in local and national elections. She was the youngest marcher and went to jail nine times before she was 15. Read her story and learn the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Be inspired at her bravery and fortitude as she persuaded people with “steady, loving confrontation”.