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 interracial NAACP declared its purposes were “ to promote equality of rights and eradicate caste or race prejudice ... to advance the interests of colored citizens ; to secure for them impartial suffrage ; and to increase their ...
To NAACP leaders , it was a sign that a civil rights movement was emerging . And the NAACP was ready for it . It had a group of lawyers highly trained at Howard University's law school . Led by Charles Houston and Thurgood Marshall ...
People have asked me if it occurred to me that I might be the test case the NAACP had been looking for . I did not think about that at all . In fact , if I let myself think too deeply about what might happen to me , I might have gotten ...
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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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