Washington, D.C. 1963-2006 (Black America Series)
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Washington, D.C. 1963-2006 (Black America Series)

by Tracey Gold Bennett
     
 

By 1963, the African American community's demand for equality could not be ignored. Following the 1954 Supreme Court decision to desegregate schools, those who were oppressed took their place at lunch counters for sit-in demonstrations, participated in freedom rides, and refused to give up their seats on public buses. In August 1963, some 200,000 people converged

Overview


By 1963, the African American community's demand for equality could not be ignored. Following the 1954 Supreme Court decision to desegregate schools, those who were oppressed took their place at lunch counters for sit-in demonstrations, participated in freedom rides, and refused to give up their seats on public buses. In August 1963, some 200,000 people converged on the nation's capital to heed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s call for the country to change its policy of institutional discrimination. The photographs contained in Black America: Washington, D.C.: 1963-2006 chronicle that journey, from the struggle of the civil rights era to triumphs of African Americans in the most politically powerful city in the United States.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738543833
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Series:
Black America Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


For more than a decade, journalist Tracey Gold Bennett has covered issues of importance to African Americans. A former Black Entertainment Television reporter and producer, Bennett has also worked as a columnist for the Washington Examiner. She has written and produced news for television stations in New York, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

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