Ride To Remember: A Civil Rights Story

bySharon Langley, Amy NathanIllustratorFloyd Cooper

January 7, 2020|
Ride To Remember: A Civil Rights Story by Sharon Langley
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The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement
A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together—both black and white—to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley’s ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King’s dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors’ notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.
Sharon Langley became known around the country in 1963 as the first African-American to ride the carousel at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. She lives in Los Angeles. Amy Nathan is an award-winning author. Her awards and honors include a Clarion Award and a Washington Post Book of the Week. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Floyd Co...
Title:Ride To Remember: A Civil Rights Story
Product dimensions:40 pages, 11.3 X 9.4 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:40 pages, 11.3 X 9.4 X 0.65 in
Published:January 7, 2020
Publisher:Harry N. Abrams
Appropriate for ages:6
ISBN - 13:9781419736858

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