The Movement: 1960

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978-1-338-76977-7
The year 1960 was a turning point in the civil rights movement as young Black women and men became peaceful warriors for change. In February, four Black college students, known as the Greensboro Four, were refused service at a lunch counter in North Carolina. The sit-in they carried out in response inspired protests across the country, demonstrating the ideals of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance. In November, as the year drew to a close, the nation’s eyes were on Ruby Bridges, a Black first grader who bravely integrated William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. Desegregation would create a crisis of law and order throughout the South as the decade continued. This detailed account explains why 1960 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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Written by Selene Castrovilla
ISBN 978-1-338-76977-7
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 No
Item # 719679
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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