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E185.61 .G286 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Gr. 9-12. This new addition to the Words That Changed History series explores the struggle for black equality in the U.S., using written documents and speeches to examine how the power of words influences history. George begins with a portion of the Declaration of Independence, and then turns to the words of Booker T. Washington, W. E. B. Du Bois, Malcolm X, and others to trace the events constituting the civil rights movement. The extensive use of quotations, derived from a variety of fully documented sources, makes this powerful as well as interesting. Historical photographs are scattered throughout, several full-text documents are appended, and there are source notes, a lengthy list of further readings, and a thorough index. An immediate and valuable way to supplement study of the civil rights movement and its notable participants. --Heather Hepler