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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Their crusade to free the slaves had become a crucial issue in American life . As early as 1775 , a group of Philadelphia Quakers organized the first American anti - slavery society . Five years after the American Revolution , a group ...
He further declared that Negroes could not rightfully become citizens of the United States , since the words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were never meant to include Negroes . The Court was placing African ...
Robert C. Weaver , appointed Secretary of Housing and Urban Development , becomes first black Cabinet member . Constance Baker Motley is first black woman appointed a federal judge . U.S. Supreme Court rules Virginia poll tax ...
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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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