Grades 5-8 | Ages 10-13 | Each Book: 96 pages | 6 x 9 | full-color and black & white photographs

The Beginnings 1939-1954 (available September 2022)
The years from 1939 to 1954 were critical to the civil rights movement. Resistance was often met with violence against Black Americans struggling to end discrimination and segregation. Yet the courage of those yearning for equal opportunities under the law continued to persevere and set the stage for the pivotal events of the late 1950s and 1960s. With stunning photographs throughout and rich back matter, each book focuses on a specific year and chronologically follows the detailed events that occurred and the changes that took place.

A sampling of the people and events include:
  • 1939: Black Cabinet, Civil Liberties Unit, Marian Anderson
  • 1942: Double V Campaign, Tuskegee Airmen, Japanese internment
  • 1948: Shelley v. Kramer,A. Phillip Randolph, Truman's civil rights campaign
  • 1951: Barbara Johns, Sugar Ray Robinson, Harry & Harriette Moore
  • 1954: Brown v. BOE, Thurgood Marshall, White Citizens' Council


Titles include: The Beginnings 1939 · The Beginnings 1942 · The Beginnings 1948 · The Beginnings 1951 · The Beginnings 1954
STANDING ORDER PLAN AVAILABLE



The Movement 1955-1965 (available now)
The years spanning from 1955-1965 in US History were critical to the Civil Rights Movement. Resistance was often met with violence against Black Americans fighting to end discrimination and segregation. Yet the courage of those yearning for equal opportunities under the law continued to persevere. With stunning photographs throughout and rich back matter, each book in this set focuses on a specific year and chronologically follows the detailed events that occurred and the changes that took place.

A sampling of the people and events include:
  • 1955: Emmett Till, Rosa Parks, Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • 1957: Little Rock 9, Civil Rights Act of 1957, MLK Jr meeting in Atlanta
  • 1960: Greensboro 4, sit-ins, Ruby Bridges
  • 1963: University of Alabama, March on Washington, Birmingham bombings
  • 1965: Selma to Montgomery March, Voting Rights Act, Malcolm X

Titles include: The Movement 1955 · The Movement 1957 · The Movement 1960 · The Movement 1963 · The Movement 1965
STANDING ORDER PLAN AVAILABLE



The Rise 1967-1978 (available April 2023)
Key events following the heart of the Civil Rights Movement will be brought to life in this last installment in the Exploring Civil Rights series. The years spanning from 1967-1978 opens the door to discovering how this specific time period brought about change and how it still affects us as a society today.

A sampling of the people and events include:
  • 1967: MLK Vietnam speech, Thurgood Marshall appointment to Supreme Court
  • 1968: Johnson Civil Rights Act, MLK assassinated, Resurrection City
  • 1970: Gibson mayor of Newark, NJ, Essence Magazine, Gordone 1st drama Pulitzer Winner
  • 1972: Shirley Chisolm, Wilt Chamberlain, National Black Political Convention
  • 1978: California v. Bakke, Muhammed Ali, Max Robinson 1st network anchor


Titles include: The Rise 1967 · The Rise 1968 · The Rise 1970 · The Rise 1972 · The Rise 1978
STANDING ORDER PLAN AVAILABLE

Sample Interiors
sample from The Beginnings: 1939 sample from The Movement: 1955


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