The Rise: 1970

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The year 1970 was one of hope in the civil rights movement in education, politics, and the arts. In January, Dr. Clifton Wharton, Jr., became the first African American president of Michigan State University. The first publication of Essence magazine launched in May, focusing on culture, beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Black women in America. In June, Kenneth Allen Gibson was elected as the first African American mayor of a major Northeast city — Newark, New Jersey. And in August, Charles Edward Gordone became the first African American playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, No Place to Be Somebody, about a Black bartender trying to survive in New York City. This detailed account explains why 1970 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement. AVAILABLE APRIL 2023
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Written by Selene Castrovilla
ISBN 978-1-338-83759-9
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 Beginnings”
  • Biographies of prominent modern civil rights figures (John Lewis, Maxine Waters, James Lawson) and more
Fiction / Nonfiction Nonfiction
Item # 742803
Imprint Franklin Watts
Copyright 2023
Format Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size 6 x 9
Pages 96
Ages 10, 11, 12, 13
Grades 5 - 8
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