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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They reminded the two and a half million white Americans how strange it was to shout “ Liberty or death ! ” while holding three - quarters of a million black Americans in bondage . Although blacks were at first kept out of Washington's ...
That meant millions of black people in the South and border states would remain enslaved until the final collapse of the Confederacy . Lincoln's Proclamation was enough to convince blacks of the federal government's commitment to ending ...
Among them was the Civil Rights Act of 1866 , guaranteeing the four million ex - slaves equality before the law . And to strengthen that guarantee of civil rights , the Fourteenth Amendment was adopted in 1868.
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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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