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 started public school systems , which many states had never had , and found ways to raise the money to finance them . They made drastic reforms in the courts . Month after month , they studied , argued , debated , drafted bills ...
But it never happened . In the 1860s , Congress gave away , through the Pacific Railway Acts , 100 million acres of public lands , lands that enriched the railroads and their investors . But they gave no land to the freed people .
... on that front be united in one great dramatic action — a March on Washington . The movement had shown it could organize effectively in the communities . But it had never aimed for a national gathering of such giant proportions .
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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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