A Dream of Freedom: The Civil Rights Movement from 1954 to 1968

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Scholastic Nonfiction, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 160 pages
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A stirring history of the Civil Rights movement in America by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of CARRY ME HOME.

In this history of the modern Civil Rights movement, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 (the year of Brown versus the Board of Education) and 1968 (the year that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assasinated). Beginning with an overview of the movement since the end of the Civil War, McWhorter also discusses such events as the 1956 MTGS bus boycott, the 1961 Freedom Rides, and the 1963 demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, among others.

The author uses interviews she conducted personally with

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Diane McWhorter, a daughter of Birmingham's white elite, is a journalist & regular contributor to The New York Times & USA Today. She has also written about race & politics for The Washington Post, People, & other major publications. She lives in New York City.

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