There Comes a Time: The Struggle for Civil Rights
Random House, 2000 - 193 Seiten
Denver turned 150 just a few years ago--not too shabby for a city so down on its luck in 1868 that Cheyenne boosters deemed it "too dead to bury." Still, most of the city's history is a recent memory: Denver's entire story spans just two human lifetimes.
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... acted through preaching and praying , resolutions and petitions , delegations
and meetings , and by the creation of their own press or the support of abolitionist
papers edited by whites like 18 THERE COMES A TIME.
As Leon Litwack , a historian of that era , writes , whites “ owned the land , the law
, the police , the courts , the government , the armed forces , and the press . ” The
political system “ denied blacks a voice ; the educational system denied them ...
The belief that the darker peoples were naturally inferior was spread everywhere
by the press . Even the most respected newspapers and magazines were guilty
of the crudest racism . The press played up crimes in which blacks were involved
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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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