Hurry Freedom: African Americans in Gold Rush California
Here for the first time in a book for young readers is the story of the African American forty-niners who went west to seek fortunes and
freedom in the California Gold Rush.
Among the thousands drawn west by the California Gold Rush were many African Americans. Some were free men and women in search of opportunity; others were slaves brought from the slave states of the South. Some found freedom and wealth in the gold fields and growing cities of California, but all faced the deeply entrenched prejudices of the era.
To tell this story Hurry Freedom! focuses on the life of Mifflin Gibbs, who arrived in San Francisco in 1850 and established a successful boot and shoe business. But Gibbs's story is more than one of business and personal success: With other African American San Franciscans, he led a campaign to obtain equal legal and civil rights for Blacks in California.
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Review: Hurry FreedomUser Review - Sarah Sammis - Goodreads
My library maintains a shelf of featured nonfiction at the front of the children's wing. The topic changes periodically. When it was highlighting the diversity of California's history, I chose Hurry ... Read full review
Review: Hurry FreedomUser Review - Bernadette - Goodreads
Not a history buff, I did not think that I would enjoy this book, but I did not put it down once. I definitely learned a lot from this book – a very sad part of American history. Stanley used numerous ... Read full review