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 the South , however , slavery was strengthened when the federal Constitution was drafted in 1787. To please the delegates from the lower South , the Constitution permitted slavery to remain legal . A compromise was reached between ...
The record of violence against blacks in the South during Reconstruction is one of the most brutal in our history . Whites who refused to respect the law organized masked racist gangs to make destructive assaults upon black rights ...
That year Frederick Douglass said , “ Nor is the South alone responsible for this burning shame ... The sin against the Negro is both sectional and national ; and until the voice of the North shall be heard in emphatic condemnation and ...
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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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