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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In that way the slave would be more valuable , more useful , but also more threatening , for as the slave came to understand how little stood between his master and himself , his imagination would certainly conspire to find ways to defy ...
The political system “ denied blacks a voice ; the educational system denied them equal access and adequate resources ; popular culture mocked their lives and aspirations ; the economic system left them little room for ambition or hope ...
By the early 1980s Little Rock had an African American mayor and city manager . The director of human resources for the city was black . Five blacks sat in the state legislature . And 53 percent of Central High's students were black .
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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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