ERIC Number: ED414364
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Free at Last. A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle.
Bullard, Sara, Ed.
Along with the history of the civil rights movement, this publication, which is well suited for classroom use, tells the stories of those who died during that struggle. Their lives serve as examples of the many personal tragedies suffered for a movement that transformed America from a society in which blacks were routinely excluded from full citizenship to one that now recognizes, even if it has not fully realized, the equal rights of all citizens. The following sections are included: (1) "Early Struggles" through slavery: (2) "A Movement of the People," the Montgomery bus boycott and the Little Rock crisis; (3) "Confrontations," the efforts of freedom riders and civil rights marchers; (4) "Fighting for the Ballot," the struggle for voting rights in Mississippi and Alabama; and (5) "Days of Rage," urban rioting and the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Profiles are provided for 40 prominent and less well known people who gave their lives in the civil rights movement. The booklet is liberally illustrated with photographs from the civil rights struggle. (SLD)
Descriptors: Biographies, Black History, Black Leadership, Civil Rights, Demonstrations (Civil), Elementary Secondary Education, Profiles, Racial Discrimination, Racial Integration, Racial Segregation, School Desegregation, Student Rights, United States History, Urban Schools
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