civil rights workers

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civil rights workers

Sitting in, standing up

leaders of the Civil Rights era
". . . tells the story of one of the most tumultuous and important eras in American history through the lives of five major figures of the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s: Thurgood Marshall, Fannie Lou Hamer, Martin Luther King, Jr., Ella Baker, and John Lewis. Hands-on activities, essential questions, text-to-world connections, and links to online resources encourage readers ages 12 to 15 to explore how the work of these people sparked the passion of a nation and helped change the tide of social injustice in a way that reverberates to this day"--Provided by publisher.

Ruby Bridges

Text and photos look at the life of Ruby Bridges, who was the first African American student to integrate an elementary school in the south.

Lighting the fires of freedom

African American women in the Civil Rights Movement
Explores the achievements of nine African American women during the Civil Rights Movement.

Mahalia Jackson

freedom's voice
"Mahalia Jackson was known as the queen of gospel music. A close friend of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s, she was also a civil rights activist who sang at the March on Washington. And she traveled the world, too! Experience all the . . . moments in Mahalia's . . . life in this . . . biography"--Provided by publisher.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

a peaceful leader
Beginning readers will learn about the milestones in Martin Luther King Jr. s life. This biography includes bonus materials, complete with a timeline and historical photographs of this key leader in the United States civil rights movement.

Murder in Mississippi

United States v. Price and the struggle for civil rights
Recounts the story of the three Civil Rights workers murdered in Mississippi in the summer of 1964 and examines the struggle for racial equality in that part of the south.

Open wide the freedom gates

a memoir
The author tells her life story, describing her Pennsylvania childhood, her college years in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance, her experiences as a welfare caseworker during the Depression, her four decades as president of the National Council of Negro Women, and her top-level involvement in the civil rights movement.

The story of civil rights hero John Lewis

An illustrated biography of civil rights leader John Lewis, including sidebars with background information on themes relevant to Lewis's life.

Claudette Colvin

civil rights activist
"A book for young readers about the life and legacy of civil rights activist Claudette Colvin"--Provided by publisher.

Threads of peace

how Mahatma Gandhi and Reverend King changed the world
"A look at the lives of Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and how they were led to seek revolution through peace"--Provided by publisher.


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