Dream of Freedom, A

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In this history of the modern Civil Rights movement, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 (the year of Brown versus the Board of Education) and 1968 (the year that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated). Beginning with an overview of the movement since the end of the Civil War, McWhorter also discusses such events as the 1956 MTGS bus boycott, the 1961 Freedom Rides, and the 1963 demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, among others.

Pages: 160

Pages: 160

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We previewed many books about the Civil Rights movement before settling on this history of the modern Civil Rights movement. In it, the author focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 and 1968. Be aware that Mcwhorter doesn’t sugar coat how the blacks were treated and therefore there are words and pictures that aren’t appealing at all to anyone’s senses. You truly relive the horror of the times, but gain an understanding of the reasons behind boycotts and Freedom Rides.

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