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Marching to the Mountaintop: How Poverty, Labor Fights, and Civil Rights Set the Stage for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Final Hours - Ann Bausum
ISBN: 9781426309397
Publication Date: 2012-01-10
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
The connection between the Memphis sanitation strike and King's death has not received the emphasis it deserves, especially for younger readers. Marching to the Mountaintop explores how the media, politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and labor protests all converged to set the scene for one of King's greatest speeches and for his tragic death.

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Remember Little Rock: The Time, the People, the Stories - Paul Robert Walker
ISBN: 9781426304026
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
Just over 50 years ago, in Little Rock, Arkansas, nine brave black students stood up for their rights and made history. The integration of Central High School in Little Rock changed the course of education in America forever, and became one of the pivotal points in the Civil Rights Movement.

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Spies of Mississippi; The True Story of the Spy Network That Tried to Destroy the Civil Rights Movement - Rick Bowers; Wade Henderson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781426305962
Publication Date: 2010-01-12
Grades 6 and Up; Ages 12 and Up
"The Spies of Mississippi" is a compelling story of how state spies tried to block voting rights for African Americans during the Civil Rights era. This book sheds new light on one of the most momentous periods in American history.

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Students on Strike: Jim Crow, Civil Rights, [Brown,] and Me - John A. Stokes; Lois Wolfe (As told to); Herman J. Viola; Herman Viola
ISBN: 9781426301537
Publication Date: 2007-12-26
Grades 5 and Up; Ages 10 and Up
John Stokes has waited more than 50 years to give his eyewitness account of "The Manhattan Project." This was the name he and a group of fellow students gave their strike at R.R. Moton High School that helped to end separate schooling for blacks and whites, not only in his home state of Virginia, but throughout America.

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