Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young SheltonIn this Bank Street College of Education Best Childrens Book of the Year, Paula Young Shelton, daughter of Civil Rights activist Andrew Young, brings a childs unique perspective to an important chapter in Americas history. Paula grew up in the deep south, in a world where whites had and blacks did not. With an activist father and a community of leaders surrounding her, including Uncle Martin (Martin Luther King), Paula watched and listened to the struggles, eventually joining with her family--and thousands of others--in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery.
Poignant, moving, and hopeful, this is an intimate look at the birth of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Civil Rights Movement In Photos
Martin Luther King Jr. The magazine compared the events of that year to a "knife blade," that "severed past from future. The photographs of that era have always held a special place in the history of civil rights in the United States, and as the 50th anniversary of King's assassination approaches, the power of those images is as apparent as ever.
Paula Young Shelton
Photos show undeniable history of the civil rights movement
Open Document. Click the button above to view the complete essay, speech, term paper, or research paper. Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly. The landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education which prohibited segregation in schools Brown v.
A new photo exhibit captures a crucial period in the civil rights movement through the work of nine photographers. Special correspondent David C. We often think of history as words recorded in a textbooks, but some of the most powerful stories of our past are told through images. As David C. Martin Luther King Jr. Government officials in several Southern states were trying to suppress the African-American vote by making it difficult to register.
Perhaps the most simultaneously helpful and harmful thing that historians, writers, teachers, and Americans as a whole have done to the civil rights movement is to label it as such. A label as monolithic as "the civil rights movement" helpfully conveys just how pervasive were the wrongs that the movement sought to right and just how courageously the movement went about doing so. Yet a label so monolithic also harmfully conceals just how multifarious were the kinds of wrongs that the movement sought to right and just how varied were the perspectives of its leaders. What we summarize as "the civil rights movement" of to included African-Americans' struggle for equality in voting rights, housing standards, education, public transportation, employment practices, immigration procedures, marriage laws, political representation, and more. And while these various struggles were indeed united under common themes of equality, dignity, and respect, each of these battles had to be fought largely on its own and resolved by its own piece of legislation: the Montgomery bus boycott fought the transportation battle while the Selma to Montgomery marches protested voting rights inequalities; the Brown v.
Strong images of historical events do have an impact on society. Chances are you or your students have never heard of Charles Moore. Moore was a photographer whose assignments made him a witness to many historical moments during the Civil Rights Movement. During the s, his powerful images were published in many US newspapers as well as in LIFE magazine, the news and popular culture weekly, which devoted dozens of pages to his work. Charles Moore, with gas mask, after a long night of violence during the University of Mississippi riots in