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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Their color prevented their freedom to vote , to take part in government , to acquire an education , to move about without restriction , to marry whom they chose , to live where they liked , even to eat where they wished .
The driver looks back and orders Mrs. Parks to stand up and move to the Jim Crow section of the bus in the rear so the man can sit . She does not move . “ Are you going to stand up ? " the driver asks . “ No , ” she says .
Rosa Parks has been incorrectly described as an old woman who was too tired to move . She was forty - two at the time , college - educated , a committed activist , and secretary of the local NAACP . A dozen years earlier , in 1943 ...
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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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