×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement
     

When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement

3.0 1
by Robert H. Mayer
 
Referred to as the "most segregated city in America," Birmingham, Alabama, became a hotbed for civil rights activity in the early 1960s. Great African-American leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth; helped lead the civil rights movement in the city. In Birmingham, African-American youth marched, sang, and spoke out against

Overview

Referred to as the "most segregated city in America," Birmingham, Alabama, became a hotbed for civil rights activity in the early 1960s. Great African-American leaders, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth; helped lead the civil rights movement in the city. In Birmingham, African-American youth marched, sang, and spoke out against segregation. Although they faced police dogs and fire hoses, they offered non-violent resistance and did not back down.

About the Author:
Robert H. Mayer is professor of education and chair of the Education Department at Moravian College

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 7 Up

This deliberate and detail-oriented book focuses on the tremendous efforts made by civil rights workers to end segregation in Birmingham, AL, and the impact their actions had on American views of race relations. In 1956, Birmingham was considered to be the most segregated city in America. Civil rights leaders struggled to communicate the inhumanity of segregation to the rest of the United States. Finally, they made the difficult decision to mobilize children, encouraging them to march nonviolently as a protest tactic. Mayer provides a factual and fascinating picture of the widespread criticism and praise brought about by this controversial idea. Long patches of text are broken up by relevant archival photographs, and important sections have bright-red headings. The stirring photographs of the participants, and their riveting personal accounts, create an intimate account of the times. The book's focus on the experiences of young people is a valuable perspective that will engage readers.-Margaret Auguste, Franklin Middle School, Somerset, NJ

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766029309
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Prime (Middle/Senior) Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.79(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
10 - 17 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

When the Children Marched: The Birmingham Civil Rights Movement 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago