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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To be that " first " took extraordinary guts for the young African American , for there were so many “ first things ” blacks had yet to be permitted to do in their own country . Langston Hughes , the poet of his people , wrote a tribute ...
A dynamite blast killed four young black girls in a Baptist Sunday school . Police killed another child on the street , and white boys killed a black boy riding on his bicycle . In the ten weeks after the demonstrations in Birmingham ...
That was no news to the young activists . Their Freedom Riders had already spent much time in Mississippi jails . Since 1961 a group of SNCC workers had been building a base in the town of McComb . Robert Moses was their leader .
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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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