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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His doctrine of racial superiority led at once to the oppression of minorities — political , ethnic , religious . “ I have naturally the right to destroy millions of men of inferior races who increase like vermin , ” he said .
It was another blow against racial equality . In the spring of 1942 , racial tensions exploded in Detroit , a center for war industries where blacks and whites contended for jobs and housing . The riot ended only when 2,500 federal ...
“ To Secure These Rights , ” report attacking racial injustice in the United States , is issued by President's Commission on Civil Rights . NAACP appeals to the United Nations on same issue . Supreme Court rules that a state must ...
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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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