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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... disaster became widespread , proportionately more blacks than whites lost their jobs . By 1931 one out of three black workers were unemployed . No one is starving , said President Herbert Hoover , business will be better soon .
Robert Moses and Julian Bond , soon to be youth leaders of the movement , said that what they saw on the TV screen changed their lives . Liberal white students too joined with blacks to work for social change .
And soon after , he hurled Selma into the headlines again by arresting 160 teenagers and herding them on a forced run of some two miles out into the countryside , with his deputies using clubs and cattle prods to keep the youngsters ...
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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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