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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It passed the Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 to enforce the provision in the Constitution that persons “ held to Service or Labur in one State ” who escaped to another “ shall be delivered up ” to the owner . When the United States bought ...
It seemed little or nothing could be done about it while the machinery for enforcing this basic right of citizenship was in the control of state - appointed officials . They knew that only so long as they kept the blacks from voting ...
Other civil rights measures had been adopted earlier , in 1957 and 1960 , but ignored or poorly enforced . This landmark law was designed to expand , strengthen , and provide enforcement of civil rights . The ban on job discrimination ...
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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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