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Publication Type:

Book

Source:

Peachtree Publishers, Atlanta, Ga., p.176 (2012)

Call Number:

Cubb Curr F334 .B69 N4476 2012

URL:

http://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/10102325

Keywords:

African American students--Alabama--Birmingham--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, African American students--Birmingham (Ala.)--History, African American youth--Alabama--Birmingham--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, African American youth--Birmingham (Ala.)--History, African Americans--Civil rights, African Americans--Civil rights--Alabama--Birmingham--History--20th century--Juvenile literature, African Americans--Civil rights--Birmingham (Ala.)--History, Birmingham (Ala.)--History, Civil rights demonstrations--Birmingham (Ala.)--History, Civil rights movements, Civil rights movements--Alabama--Birmingham--History--20th century--Juvenile literature

Abstract:

Contents: "I want to go to jail" -- Audrey Faye Hendricks: "There wasn't a bombing that I wasn't at." -- Washington Booker III: "I was too rambunctious to be a little black kid in the South. That put me in a position to be killed." -- James W. Stewart: "No. I am not going to be confined." -- Arnetta Streeter: "We needed to do something right then." -- Collision course: "We shall march until victory is won." -- Project C: "Overwhelmed by a feeling of hopelessness" -- The foot soldiers: "We got to use what we got." -- May 2. D-Day: "They're coming out!" -- May 3. Double D-Day: You wondered how people could be so cruel." -- Views from other sides: What were they thinking? -- May 4-6, 1963: "Deliver us from evil." -- May 7-10, 1963: "Nothing was said...about the children." -- May 11-May 23: It was the worst of times. It was the best of times." -- Freedom and fury: The walls fall down. -- Afterworld.; Summary: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

Publication Language:

eng

Notes:

Lexile measure 1020; Ages 10 and up