Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights

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Puffin Books, Feb 1, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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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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User Review  - Kimberly.Danielle - LibraryThing

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 ... Read full review


Brown v Board of Education
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Freedom Rides

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Belinda Rochelle is the author of the picture books When Jo Louis Won the Title, illustrated by Larry Johnson, and Jewels, illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright and Ying-Hwa Hu, and the nonfiction book Witnesses to Freedom: Young People Who Fought for Civil Rights. She has worked in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist for many women's organizations.

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