There Comes a Time by Milton Meltzer
The Struggle for Civil Rights (Landmark Books)

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Historian, scholar, and award-winning author Milton Meltzer outlines the struggle of African Americans for "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," starting with the landing of the first slave ships on colonial shores. How did over 300 years of slavery, segregation, and Jim Crow laws come to an end in the civil rights movement of the 1960s? What was achieved, and what are the problems still facing us today?

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Milton Meltzer is a respected name in children's nonfiction. Among his many honors are five nominations for the National Book Award.
Published January 2, 2001 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 208 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books. Non-fiction

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for example he extrapolates from Rosa Parks's role in 1955 Montgomery, Ala.: ""Out of the bus boycott came something new--nonviolent resistance--that people of any color, creed, or class would find enormously helpful in bringing about social change."" Several chapters conclude with discussions of...

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