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The civil rights movement
Anderson, Jennifer Joline.
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112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Chronicles the Civil Rights movement in the United States, including important demonstrations such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the Birmingham Campaign.
General Note:
"Essential library"--Page 4 of cover.
"I have a dream" -- From slavery to segregation -- The Montgomery bus boycott -- Crisis in Little Rock -- Sit-ins and freedom rides -- The Birmingham campaign -- The right to vote -- Black power -- Civil rights today -- Timeline -- Essential facts -- Glossary.
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Kenmore Library E185.61 .A547 2012 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf

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This title examines an important historic event - the civil rights movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of racism and civil rights in the United States from slavery to segregation, the roles the Montgomery bus boycott, the integration at Little Rock Central High School, and the Birmingham campaign played in the movement, key African-American activists such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, a timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

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An opening chapter on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech during the 1963 March on Washington sets the scene for the dramatic struggles and triumphs to come in this entry in the Essential Events series. Following background information on slavery, segregation, and early civil rights leaders, it traces the movement from Rosa Parks' arrest in 1955 to King's death in 1968, including the Little Rock Nine, the Greensboro sit-ins, the passage of the Civil Rights Act, and other pivotal events. Although the text emphasizes King's nonviolent and peaceful resistance, a chapter on Black Power introduces Malcolm X and changes in approach. A final chapter looks at the impact of the movement on society today and remaining gaps in equality. Complemented by evocative color and black-and-white photographs, the book also includes sidebars with further information on court cases, individuals, and related actions. A detailed time line, glossary, bibliography, source notes, and additional facts and resources make up the extensive back matter.--Leeper, Angela Copyright 2010 Booklist

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 "I Have a Dream"p. 6
Chapter 2 From Slavery to Segregationp. 14
Chapter 3 The Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 26
Chapter 4 Crisis in Little Rockp. 36
Chapter 5 Sit ins and Freedom Ridesp. 46
Chapter 6 The Birmingham Campaignp. 58
Chapter 7 The Right to Votep. 68
Chapter 8 Black Powerp. 78
Chapter 9 Civil Rights Todayp. 88
Timelinep. 96
Essential Factsp. 100
Glossaryp. 102
Additional Resourcesp. 104
Source Notesp. 106
Indexp. 110
About the Authorp. 112

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