The Movement: 1955

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978-1-338-76971-5
The year 1955 saw a range of events that brought attention to the civil rights movement. Nonviolent protest became a cornerstone of the movement as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. inspired more people to take up the cause. In August, Emmett Till, a Black teenager, was brutally murdered in Mississippi. In December, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man while riding on a bus in Alabama. Parks’s segregation challenge resulted in the Montgomery bus boycott, which lasted throughout 1956 and brought transformational change to the city. These events and more sparked a movement that in the following years would bring Black youth to the forefront of much needed reform in the nation. This detailed account explains why 1955 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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Written by Nel Yomtov
ISBN 978-1-338-76971-5
Key Features
  • Each book addresses major moments in civil rights history, organized chronologically, ties into the school curriculum
  • Informative sidebars, at least one per chapter, provide cultural references and explanations of more complex terms
  • Back matter: timeline, glossary, reference materials, mini-bio of a modern civil rights activist, and more
  • Historical photos throughout
  • Series expansion into the pre- and post- civil rights era in the coming seasons.
Series Yes
Item # 719670
Imprint Children's Press
Copyright 2022
Format Reinforced Library Binding
Trim Size 6 x 9
Pages 96
Ages 10, 11, 12, 13
Grades 5 - 8
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