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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... petitions for equality got nowhere , they decided that powerful and peaceful mass action was needed . In January 1941 A. Philip Randolph , head of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters , proposed a march on Washington to demand ...
What happened in Tennessee in February 1946 showed how determined black veterans were to demand respect from whites . To NAACP leaders , it was a sign that a civil rights movement was emerging . And the NAACP was ready for it .
King believed they had to go to Washington , demand to be heard , and stay there until America listened , and acted . The program laid out was an Economic Bill of Rights — to guarantee housing integration , provide jobs , and establish ...
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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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