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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Of course the Fourteenth Amendment , added to the Constitution in 1868 , had declared all citizens were due the " equal protection of the laws . ” But it was dead almost from the day it was born ; its true meaning had been ignored by ...
Surely , the Fourteenth Amendment meant what it said : that " the citizens of the United States shall be entitled to all privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States . ” Well , time to stop wondering and act .
Citizens have been shot , set upon by vicious dogs , and otherwise terrorized because they sought to vote ... Students have been fired upon , ministers have been assaulted ... Even children , at the brink of starvation , have been ...
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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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