Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

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Putnam, 1993 - Political Science - 167 pages
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An extraordinary account of 30 African Americans who were young and committed to the Civil Rights Movement of the '50s and '60s. In their own words they describe growing up in the South, participating in the Montgomery bus boycott, the integration of schools, and the Selma-to-Montgomery march.

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Review: Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

User Review  - Naomi - Goodreads

This was generally solid. I have a preference for first-person source history, and this one prioritized the voices of the young activists, and managed to do so in a way that made sense as an overall discussion of the civil rights movement. Read full review

Review: Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

You can't get braver and more impressive than the children in this book. It was a beautiful read, full of chilling and inspirational stories. Wow. Read full review

Contents

The Montgomery Bus Boycott
17
Sitins Freedom Rides and Other Protests
58
The Childrens Crusade
77
Copyright

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About the author (1993)

Ellen Levine was born in New York City on March 9, 1939. She received a master's degree in political science from the University of Chicago and a law degree from New York University School of Law. She was an attorney for a public-interest law group, a documentary filmmaker, and taught courses in writing for children and young adults in Vermont College's MFA program. She wrote numerous books for children and young adults during her lifetime including Darkness Over Denmark, I Hate English, Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Stories, Rachel Carson: A Twentieth-Century Life, and Henry's Freedom Box. She died from lung cancer on May 26, 2012 at the age of 73.

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