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Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis - by Amanda E. Doyle & Melanie A. Adams (Paperback)

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The bustling river city of St. Louis occupies a special place in the long history of African American advocacy for civil rights and equal justice. The city was home to a small but thriving population of free blacks even before the Civil War. It was the location of the first large-scale Emancipation Proclamation—before Lincoln issued its more famous successor. And the city was the site of a number of early, successful civil rights lawsuits, which came to be known as freedom suits.
            Standing Up for Civil Rights in St. Louis tells the stories of the many ordinary men and women who took extraordinary steps to fight for equal rights in St. Louis. Written for upper elementary school readers, the book presents the long arc of the struggle for civil rights, giving young readers a new perspective that goes beyond the iconic Southern scenes of the 1950s and ’60s. Amanda E. Doyle and Melanie A. Adams range across history to tell the whole story, moving from pre-Civil War St. Louis to the events in Ferguson in 2014. The book is packed with inspiring stories, excerpts from primary sources, historic photographs, and modern illustrations that, taken together, make civil rights history relevant to today’s readers.
Number of Pages: 76
Genre: History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Author: Amanda E. Doyle & Melanie A. Adams
Language: English
Street Date: November 15, 2017
TCIN: 53184361
UPC: 9781883982911
Item Number (DPCI): 248-56-1435
MSRPReg: $9.95 Save $1.00 (10% off)

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