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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There were frequent efforts to rebel , under pain of mutilation or death , throughout the 200 years of enslavement in North America . Sometimes there were organized insurrections . More often , slaves ran away rather than submit .
The mass migration of blacks to the cities and to the North continued . In the 1910s half a million blacks moved northward , with another 750,000 following in the 1920s . The North was anything but heaven .
During World War I , this hostility became even more heated when half a million Southern blacks moved up North . The new arrivals in the cities competed for jobs , housing , transportation , recreation , schooling , and political power ...
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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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