by Stephanie Gonclaves, For Beginners
Civil Rights For Beginners covers historical events from the mid- 1950s to the present, focusing on the oppression and segregation of African Americans. The astonishing stories of well-known civil rights leaders such as Martin Luther King, Jr. and Rosa Parks, are discussed, but you will also learn of other less well-known names such as Joseph Cinque, Nat Turner, and many others.
1839, Joseph Cinque a young African torn apart from his family was captured and placed on a ship with 53 other Africans. Cinque led the slaves in a revolt to gain control of the Spanish slave ship Amistad….The Niagara Movement, the protest against the 1915 silent film The Birth of a Nation. The “Red Summer” riots and so many more are events that are examined in Civil Rights For Beginners. Take a journey that starts pre-Civil War, up to current events; allowing you to become educated on the lesser known actions of groups and individuals that brought Americans closer to a successful movement towards civil rights.
Civil Rights For Beginners also examines the significant events within the civil rights movement such as: Brown V. Education, Emmett Till, The Montgomery Bus Boycott, Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. From the well-known to the forgotten events, they are uniquely displayed within this book, which spectacularly conveys the struggle and the conquest of the civil rights movement. Allow this book to leave you more knowledgeable on this triumphant historical chain of events that changed American history forever.