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 LEGAL STRUGGLE Some think that the civil rights movement started with the Supreme Court decision of 1954 in Brown v . Board of Education of Topeka . But , as this book tries to show , its roots go much farther back .
There was support from the Supreme Court too . In 1961 Thurgood Marshall filed an NAACP brief arguing that the Fourteenth Amendment gave the students the right to be served in a public restaurant . The Court agreed .
Supreme Court rules that a state must provide legal education for blacks at the same time it provides it for whites , and that federal and state courts may not enforce restrictive covenants in housing . President Truman issues Executive ...
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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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