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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in his palm , looking mean and upset and disgusted . ... someone asked Franklin McCain how he felt at the end of that historic day : If it's possible to know what it means to have your soul cleaned — I felt pretty clean at that time .
About 5,000 blacks , slave and free , served under Washington's command , most of them in the same fighting units with whites , in both the South and the North . Those who were free had gained that status by various means .
In addition to Black Codes , whites conspired to use other means to keep blacks down . Five whites violently opposed to civil rights for blacks formed the Ku Klux Klan in 1865. The KKK spread with dizzying speed all over the country .
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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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