Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights
Provides an insightful look at the lives of Claudette Colvin, who played a key role in the Montgomery bus boycott, and fifteen-year-old Elizabeth Eckford, who attempted to integrate a high school in Little Rock, Arkansas, and other pioneers of the civil rights movement. Reprint.
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This book contains the stories of the young people who lead the integration movements throughout the South during the Civil Rights Movement. It opens with a quote from Claudette Colvin, who is the dominant voice of her own book, Claudette Colvin: Twice Towards Justice. The involvement of young people during the Civil Rights Movement is also known as the Children's Movement. These young people stood up during a time when their lives were threatened on a daily basis; when it was often unpopular to speak up for one's self; and during a time of great civil unrest and civil disobedience to demand their place at America's table.
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Brown v Board of Education
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Freedom Rides
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