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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The men FDR appointed to the Supreme Court wrote decisions in the 1930s that increasingly cut down racist practices . ... a dictatorship was beginning to demonstrate , with stunning cruelty , the effects of prejudice and racism .
Not that Kennedy didn't think racism was wrong . But he felt no moral passion about it . From his election on , he tried to keep a low profile on civil rights . The sitins and Freedom Rides that uncovered the brutality of Southern ...
But to combat racism , the virus embedded deep in American society and in all its institutions , that was something else . What to do about it was a question that was tearing at the vitals of the movement . By this time 125 WHERE NOW ?
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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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