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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As their states formed new constitutions and elected officials , nowhere did they offer the ballot to blacks . Still clinging to the myth of white ... So only whites — the “ superior ” people — could vote in the fall elections of 1865.
And black voters in Georgia elected an African American to the state senate . The first time in more than fifty years ! That victory encouraged the campaigners to redouble their efforts everywhere in the South .
Martin Luther King , Jr. , elected president . First Civil Rights Act since 1875 passed by Congress . Federal troops ordered to Little Rock to ensure that nine black children enter Central High School . Tuskegee blacks boycott merchants ...
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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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