The Civil Rights Movement

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This series explores the major conflicts of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Each book takes the form of a "timeline" of a particular conflict, looking in date order at 21 key events that shaped its course. Each spread focuses on a different landmark date and includes a description of the event, its causes and consequences, and a mini-timeline of related dates.

In this book, significant events that helped shape the civil rights movement are explored, including Rosa Parks and ...

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Overview

This series explores the major conflicts of the 20th and early 21st centuries. Each book takes the form of a "timeline" of a particular conflict, looking in date order at 21 key events that shaped its course. Each spread focuses on a different landmark date and includes a description of the event, its causes and consequences, and a mini-timeline of related dates.

In this book, significant events that helped shape the civil rights movement are explored, including Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott, Martin Luther King Jr.'s, "I Have a Dream" speech, Black Power, and the election of Barack Obama.

The information is supplemented by quotations, statistics and fact boxes. The book also includes biographies of key figures in the war in Afghanistan.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Greg M. Romaneck
The Civil Rights Movement stands out as one of the preeminent social protests in American history. Starting in the 1950's, Civil Rights leaders strove to break down the barriers of discrimination that created a huge gap in the opportunities for African-Americans across the nation. Initially, the primary point of emphasis was in the American South as it was there that Jim Crow laws persisted in subjugating the basic rights of African-Americans to their white oppressors. Ultimately, Civil Rights leaders such as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr expanded this search for equity to the entire nation. In The Civil Rights Movement writer Colin Hynson takes readers back to a day when separate but equal access to elemental resources was considered fair and just in America. Youngsters who read this thought provoking book will be amazed at the notions such as "whites only" public restrooms, parks, swimming pools, and diners. Indeed, as Colin Hynson points out in this informative illustrated work, readers will probably be caught off guard by the depth of oppression that existed prior to the Civil Rights Movement having the effect it ultimately did. Written in a thoughtful and informative manner, The Civil Rights Movement is a fine addition to a school, home, or library collection. Reviewer: Greg M. Romaneck
VOYA - Vikki Terrile
Black Rabbit/Arcturus has added four new titles to their Timelines series, each of which examines twenty-one events for a twentieth- or twenty-first-century conflict. The Civil Rights Movement considers the Civil Rights Act of 1866 through Barack Obama's election as president in 2008, while The War in Afghanistan covers the history of conflict in Afghanistan from its independence in 1919 to today, each in just forty-eight pages. While the publishers claim the books focus on "key" events, the twenty-one-event format means that some events are included while others are left out, creating an oddly choppy chronology. Each event is allowed only a two-page spread, which includes two photos, a more detailed time line, and a sidebar with related text. Thus each event is only accorded five or six paragraphs that offer little more than a summary. Both books read like a compilation of pieces of news articles, lacking any depth, analysis, or adequate historical context. Williams's book on Afganistan in particular features stilted (and/or poorly edited) writing, and both books lack an engaging narrative. In Hynson's book on the Civil Rights Movement, several of the photographs are inconsistent with the surrounding text or are not adequately captioned to make sense of where they are placed. While the books include book, Web site, and DVD suggestions for further research, they offer no source information in support of the text. There is little in these titles that could not easily be found elsewhere in a more clear presentation and greater depth. (Timelines) Reviewer: Vikki Terrile
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848376380
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Series: Timelines Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

The First Civil Rights Act: April 19, 1866 4

Plessy v. Ferguson: May 6, 1896 6

The NAACP Is Formed: June 1, 1909 8

Segregation Is Over: May 17, 1954 10

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: December 1, 1955 12

Crisis at Little Rock: September 4, 1957 14

Peaceful Sit-ins: February 1, 1960 16

The Freedom Rides: May 4, 1961 18

The Albany Movement: November 17, 1961 20

The Birmingham Campaign: May 3, 1963 22

The March on Washington: August 28, 1963 24

The Freedom Summer Project: June 21, 1964 26

The Civil Rights Act: July 2, 1964 28

The Death of Malcolm X: February 21, 1965 30

The March at Selma: March 7, 1965 32

The Voting Rights Act: August 6, 1965 34

Stokely Carmichael and Black Power: June 7, 1966 36

The Death of Martin Luther King, Jr.: April 4, 1968 38

Jesse Jackson: March 8, 1988 40

The Los Angeles Race Riots: April 29, 1992 42

The Election of Barack Obama: January 20, 2009 44

Key Figures of Civil Rights 46

Glossary 47

Further Information 47

Index 48

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