Walter White and the Power of Organized Protestby Robert E. Jakoubek
Relates the details of the life and career of the black reporter and civil rights activist who became secretary of the NAACP.
School Library JournalGr 3-6-Two series entries about civil rights activists who faced fear, danger, or humiliation because of their race. Farmer became one of the founders of the Committee of Racial Equality (CORE). Committed to nonviolent protest, he became an organizer of the Freedom Rides in the early 1960s, aimed at challenging segregation in the South. White served for many years as the first secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Each man's story is told in a straightforward manner. Black-and-white photographs add needed depth and texture to the narratives. Report writers will do better with the ``Black Americans of Achievement'' series (Chelsea), but these titles will serve the important purpose of introducing children to some of the movement's heroes.-Linda Greengrass, Bank Street College Library, New York City
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