Free At Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle

by Sara Bullard
Introduction by Julian Bond

Oxford University Press | September 1, 1993 | Hardcover

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The story of the modern civil rights movement is one of the most powerful and significant of 20th century American experience. Now Free at Last brings those turbulent years of struggle to life. It begins with an illustrated history of slavery and moves through the Civil War to the modern era and the ongoing fight for tolerance and equality. This alone is powerful history, but it is the second section of the book that makes the events real and personal for the reader. Forty short biographies tell the story of someone who lost his or her life in the struggle for equality. Emmet Louis Till spoke to a white woman one day and was dead the next because "he thought he was as good as a white man." Addie Mae Collins was one of the young people killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Her death made the pain of racism apparent even to whites who would never experience it themselves. These and other life stories anger and break out hearts, but they also inspire us and offer a stirring call to build upon the legacy left by the brave men, women, boys, and girls--black, white, young, or old--profiled here. As Julian Bond says in the introduction, "Wherever people face difficult problems--in their neighborhoods or across the nation--they can look at what happened in the southern United States three decades ago and promise that they too will overcome." Free at Last is both a tribute and a lesson well remembered.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages, 3.7 × 2.85 × 0.39 in

Published: September 1, 1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195083814

ISBN - 13: 9780195083811

Found in: Civil Rights, History
Appropriate for ages: 10 - adult

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Free At Last: A History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle

by Sara Bullard
Introduction by Julian Bond

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 112 pages, 3.7 × 2.85 × 0.39 in

Published: September 1, 1993

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0195083814

ISBN - 13: 9780195083811

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The story of the modern civil rights movement is one of the most powerful and significant of 20th century American experience. Now Free at Last brings those turbulent years of struggle to life. It begins with an illustrated history of slavery and moves through the Civil War to the modern era and the ongoing fight for tolerance and equality. This alone is powerful history, but it is the second section of the book that makes the events real and personal for the reader. Forty short biographies tell the story of someone who lost his or her life in the struggle for equality. Emmet Louis Till spoke to a white woman one day and was dead the next because "he thought he was as good as a white man." Addie Mae Collins was one of the young people killed in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Her death made the pain of racism apparent even to whites who would never experience it themselves. These and other life stories anger and break out hearts, but they also inspire us and offer a stirring call to build upon the legacy left by the brave men, women, boys, and girls--black, white, young, or old--profiled here. As Julian Bond says in the introduction, "Wherever people face difficult problems--in their neighborhoods or across the nation--they can look at what happened in the southern United States three decades ago and promise that they too will overcome." Free at Last is both a tribute and a lesson well remembered.

About the Author

Sara Bullard is editor of Teaching Tolerance, a national educational magazine, and director of the Teaching Tolerance Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. Julian Bond is currently a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American University in Washington, D.C., and a Visiting Professor at Williams College.

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An illustrated history of the Civil Rights Movement, including a timeline and profiles of forty people who gave their lives in the movement

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"An insightful volume.... A format easily accessible to a wide range of readers..."--Booklist

Appropriate for ages: 10 - adult

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