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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And wherever they went , Jim Crow , disfranchisement , and lynching followed . As rights gained during Reconstruction were denied , blacks in the South who persisted in trying to vote were often beaten or killed .
When eighteen - year - old Jesse Washington was the victim in a 1916 lynching in Waco , Texas , an estimated 15,000 white folks - men , women , and children — watched him mutilated and burned alive . Spectacle lynchings were never the ...
In the ten years that followed , another 840 persons were lynched , and 304 more between 1920 and 1927. Of tens of thousands of lynchers and watchers , only 49 were indicted and only 4 sentenced to jail up to 1930.
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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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