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 city's mayor telegrammed the President to say that Faubus was behind the mob violence and had helped organize it . As the situation grew more violent , the mayor again wired the President , begging for federal troops to take control ...
In November 1963 the President was assassinated and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson replaced him . The new president , despite coming from Texas , a Southern state , fought for passage of what became the Civil Rights Law of 1964.
This climax to the mad violence infuriated President Johnson . On March 15 he spoke to a joint session of Congress . He made the strongest commitment to full civil rights that any President has ever made : 1 1 It is not just Negroes ...
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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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