Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

by Ellen Levine

Thirty African-American men and women who were children during the mid-twentieth... read more

Thirty African-American men and women who were children during the mid-twentieth century Civil Rights Movement recall its impact on them: what it was like to have your home bombed; to be jailed for civil disobedience; to be the first African-American youth integrated into an all-white classroom or school; to witness or take part in non-violent acts; to be inspired by the actions of the community. Recounted with invaluable first-hand insight and commentary and well organized in a meaningful sequence, the remembered experiences range from Segregation, the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Integration, Sit-ins and Freedom Rides to the Children's Crusade, Mississippi Freedom Summer and the Selma Movement. Readers the same ages as these former "children of crisis" can glimpse moral courage and principled action through the compelling accounts. (Age 10 and older)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1993

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