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The history of the Civil Rights movement.

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  • 323.1196 H67386 (CEN)

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Publication Information

[Solihull, West Midlands] : Sona Books, 2020.

Physical Description

141 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.


Marking 55 years since the landmark Civil Rights Act was signed into law, this book takes you on a fascinating journey through the defining moments of America's Civil Rights Movement during the 1950s and 1960s. You'll find everything from Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott to Martin Luther King's legendary 'I Have a Dream' speech and the March on Washington. Filled with fascinating features, emotive stories and iconic imagery, the book explores the origins of the African American civil rights movements for freedom and equality, its achievements in the face of intense opposition, the movement's iconic leaders and their roles, and how it has inspired the new wave of protest and activism currently sweeping the world.


  • We shall overcome: Defining moments: 1619-1950s ; America's centuries of slavery ; KKK: the invisible army ; From emancipation to expectation ; The founding fathers of Civil Rights ; The South under Jim Crow
  • A change is gonna come: Defining moments: 1954-1963 ; The murder that shocked America ; Rosa Parks: tired of giving in ; The Little Rock nine ; Building a dream: the rise of MLK ; The power of nonviolent protest ; The campaign that changed America
  • I have a dream: Defining moments: 1963-1968 ; "I have a dream" ; Four little girls gone ; JFK and MLK ; Racism and murder in Mississippi ; The long march to vote ; Death of a King
  • Say it loud...: Defining moments: 1965-1968 ; A changing mood: riots & rebellion ; The making of Malcolm X ; Black power, Black Panthers
  • Legacy: Civil Rights: Achievement & anguish ; Barack Obama: The watershed president ; Birth of the new Civil Rights movement.

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