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The Civil Rights Movement for Kids - (For Kids) by Mary C Turck (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 208

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: People & Places

Series Title: For Kids

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Age Range: Adult

Book theme: United States, African American

Author: Mary C Turck

Language: English

TCIN: 78161226
UPC: 9781556523700
Item Number (DPCI): 247-27-6758

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Surprisingly, kids were some of the key instigators in the Civil Rights Movement, like Barbara Johns, who held a rally in her elementary school gym that eventually led to the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court school desegregation decision, and six-year-old Ruby Bridges, who was the first black student to desegregate elementary schools in New Orleans. In The Civil Rights Movement for Kids, children will discover how students and religious leaders worked together to demand the protection of civil rights for black Americans. They will relive the fear and uncertainty of Freedom Summer and learn how northern white college students helped bring national attention to atrocities committed in the name of segregation, and they'll be inspired by the speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr., Medgar Evers, and Malcolm X. Activities include: reenacting a lunch counter sit-in; organizing a workshop on nonviolence; holding a freedom film festival followed by a discussion; and organizing a choral group to sing the songs that motivated the foot soldiers in this war for rights.
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