The Beginnings: 1948

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The civil rights movement was just taking shape in 1948, and President Harry Truman helped set its course. Truman’s support for Black Americans made a bold statement and was something many leaders did not welcome. Despite the backlash it caused, Truman insisted it was the government’s duty to protect America’s Black citizens from the hate and discrimination they faced and ensure their freedoms. The Supreme Court would make a landmark decision against housing discrimination in the Shelley v. Kraemer case. A. Philip Randolph pushed Truman to sign an Executive Order to end military segregation. And Alice Coachman would make history to become the first Black woman to win a gold medal at the 1948 Summer Olympics. This detailed account explains why 1948 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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Written By Selene Castrovilla
Illustrated by Selene Castrovilla
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 # 735808
Imprint Franklin Watts
Copyright 2023
Trim Size 6 x 9
Pages 96
Dewey 323.1196/073

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ISBN 978-1-338-80059-3
Item Number 735808
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