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 next morning , he phoned Ralph Abernathy , pastor of the First Baptist Church of Montgomery , and suggested a one - day boycott of city buses . No Jim Crow law in Montgomery angered blacks more than bus segregation .
Come to the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church now ... and we'll soon be freed . It's up to you to free our teachers , our parents , yourself , and our country . ” The response of the kids was overwhelming .
There were over a thousand arrests of civil rights workers , 80 beatings , 35 shootings , 37 black church burnings , 30 bombings . The press reported every incident , exposing to the whole nation the evil of white supremacy in the Deep ...
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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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