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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Gandhi's principle of peaceful , nonviolent resistance to oppression appealed to several African American leaders . When they saw that private pleas and petitions for equality got nowhere , they decided that powerful and peaceful mass ...
They didn't see that the word " resistance ” was coupled with it and that “ direct action ” was a form of resistance . Martin Luther King spoke to the puzzled ones in this passage from his “ Letter from Birmingham Jail ” — You may well ...
ognized the all - too - American commitment to violent solutions then being acted out in Vietnam , anyone who felt the increasing white resistance to deep probes into the structural problems of the nation — anyone with such insights ...
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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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