There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights
Random House, 2000 - 193 Seiten
Historian, scholar, and award-winning author Milton Meltzer outlines the struggle of African Americans for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," starting with the landing of the first slave ships on colonial shores. How did over 300 years of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow laws come to an end in the civil rights movement of the 1960s? What was achieved, and what are the problems still facing us today?
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The new constitutions in the Northern states contained provisions that eventually put an end to the slave system . In the South , however , slavery was strengthened when the federal Constitution was drafted in 1787.
So the Constitution created by the upper - class fiftyfive did not do away with slavery ; it legalized it . It should be noted that nowhere in the Constitution do the words “ slave ” or “ slavery ” appear . The harsh facts are hidden ...
Atlanta , was sent to Albany to report on what was happening there : I found that blacks were doing no more that exercising their constitutional rights — marching , assembling , and speaking . Yet they were jailed and beaten - a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - kharding - LibraryThing
This book discusses the struggle for Civil Rights over a much longer time period than other books on this topic. Starting with a chapter titled "We Don't Serve Negroes" which addresses the beginning ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
THERE COMES A TIME: The Struggle for Civil RightsNutzerbericht - Kirkus
An accessible and vivid outline of the events that led to changes in civil rights in the US from 1940 through 1968. Starting with slavery, Meltzer (Ten Queens, 1998, etc.) traces the unjust attitudes ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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