The Beginnings: 1951

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The year 1951 would alter the way the Black community looked at segregated education. Local NAACP leaders and other activists spearheaded plans to end the rule of "separate but equal” and changed their strategy to integration. Barbara Johns would organize a student strike against the inadequate conditions of her Black high school. Justice for Black Americans would be the other critical issue addressed by the NAACP. On Christmas night, a shocking act of violence would be committed against Harry T. Moore, the executive director of the Florida NAACP, and his wife, Harriette, leaving the Black community devastated but also more determined to reach their dream of equality. This detailed account explains why 1951 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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Written by Selene Castrovilla
ISBN 978-1-338-80062-3
Key Features
  • Each book addresses major moments in civil rights history, organized chronologically, and ties into the school curriculum
  • Informative sidebars provide cultural references and explanations of more complex terms
  • Rich back matter includes timeline, glossary, reference materials, index, and brief biography of a modern civil right activist
  • Historical photos throughout
  • This new set in the Exploring Civil Rights series follows the 5 books in the set “Exploring Civil Rights: The Movement”
  • Series expansion into the post-civil rights era in the coming season with “Exploring Civil Rights: The Rise”
Fiction / Nonfiction Nonfiction
Item # 735811
Imprint Franklin Watts
Copyright 2023
Format Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size 6 x 9
Pages 96
Ages 10, 11, 12, 13
Dewey 323.1196/073
Grades 5 - 8
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