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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Many in the Kennedy Administration , while probably in favor of desegregation , feared alienating Southerners in the Congress . Yet they knew how badly they needed black votes if Kennedy was to win reelection in 1964 .
Not that Kennedy didn't think racism was wrong . But he felt no moral passion about it . From his election on , he tried to keep a low profile on civil rights . The sitins and Freedom Rides that uncovered the brutality of Southern ...
The movement had shown it could organize effectively in the communities . But it had never aimed for a national gathering of such giant proportions . The aim was to call upon Congress to pass the Kennedy ...
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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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