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 armed forces were segregated at that time , and discrimination was common . So too in the war industries . Blacks had great trouble getting jobs . Federal officials spoke out against Jim Crow , but industry paid no attention .
9 Central High in Little Rock WHEN CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL OPENED on September 4 , 1957 , 250 armed National Guardsmen surrounded the building . Why ? To ensure that the nine black boys and girls scheduled to enter the school would be safe ...
... all armed and some on horseback , attacked them with tear gas , clubs , whips , and electric cattle prods . The screaming , bleeding marchers fled for their lives , the lawmen chasing them back into the city , clubbing them as they ...
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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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