Free at Last

Free at Last : History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in Struggle

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This is an original illustrated history of the Civil Rights Movement in the USA, followed by profiles of 40 people who gave their lives in the movement, and a civil rights chronology. The photographs represent the cream of news photography of the period. This book was originally published in 1989 in a 104-page magazine format by the Southern Poverty Law Center in the USA for use in its "Teaching Tolerance" education programme.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 112 pages
  • 218.4 x 281.9 x 12.7mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 150 black and white illustrations
  • 0195083814
  • 9780195083811
  • 1,656,584

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"A sympathetic account that brings these martyrs vividly to life.... Individual accounts of 40 people who lost their lives in the cause. Some were well-known (Evers; Chaney; Goodman and Schwerner), some not...some were activists, some bystanders; some white, but most African-American. Each lucid account, generously illustrated with black and white photos, describes the person's life and relationship to the movement with just the right amount of detail to sustain interest. An excellent photodocumentary resource."--Kirkus Reviews"A moving documentation of key events and lives that contributed to the civil rights movement, Free at Last is chock full of information despite its deceptively simple and inviting presentation.... A must purchase."--VOYA"The publication of Free at Last is especially important to today's teachers, librarians, and parents."--National Black Review"Filled with photographs that strike a chord even in those too young to remember the events...[and] add a personal touch that brings history alive."--The Reading Teacher "A sympathetic account that brings these martyrs vividly to life.... Individual accounts of 40 people who lost their lives in the cause. Some were well-known (Evers; Chaney; Goodman and Schwerner), some not...some were activists, some bystanders; some white, but most African American. Each lucid account, generously illustrated with black and white photos, describes the person's life and relationship to the movement with just the right amount of detail to sustain interest. An excellent photodocumentary resource."--Kirkus Reviews "A moving documentation of key events and lives that contributed to the civil rights movement, Free at Last is chock full of information despite its deceptively simple and inviting presentation.... A must purchase."--VOYA "A greatly readable 'History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle.' Photos (and there are many) are in black and white and are very, very effective in portraying the reality of the struggle. Excellent resource."--Teaching K-8 "This is an important book which deserves a prominent place in any school library.... This book offers a depth of coverage and a spread of material that few class textbooks can match."--Times Educational Supplement "An insightful volume.... A format easily accessible to a wide range of readers..."--Booklist "A sympathetic account that brings these martyrs vividly to life.... Individual accounts of 40 people who lost their lives in the cause. Some were well-known (Evers; Chaney; Goodman and Schwerner), some not...some were activists, some bystanders; some white, but most African American. Each lucid account, generously illustrated with black and white photos, describes the person's life and relationship to the movement with just the right amount of detail to sustain interest. An excellent photodocumentary resource."--Kirkus Reviews "A moving documentation of key events and lives that contributed to the civil rights movement, Free at Last is chock full of information despite its deceptively simple and inviting presentation.... A must purchase."--VOYA "A greatly readable 'History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle.' Photos (and there are many) are in black and white and are very, very effective in portraying the reality of the struggle. Excellent resource."--Teaching K-8 "This is an important book which deserves a prominent place in any school library.... This book offers a depth of coverage and a spread of material that few class textbooks can match."--Times Educational Supplement "An insightful volume.... A format easily accessible to a wide range of readers..."--Booklist "A sympathetic account that brings these martyrs vividly to life.... Individual accounts of 40 people who lost their lives in the cause. Some were well-known (Evers; Chaney; Goodman and Schwerner), some not...some were activists, some bystanders; some white, but most African American. Each lucidaccount, generously illustrated with black and white photos, describes the person's life and relationship to the movement with just the right amount of detail to sustain interest. An excellent photodocumentary resource."--Kirkus Reviews"A moving documentation of key events and lives that contributed to the civil rights movement, Free at Last is chock full of information despite its deceptively simple and inviting presentation.... A must purchase."--VOYA"A greatly readable 'History of the Civil Rights Movement and Those Who Died in the Struggle.' Photos (and there are many) are in black and white and are very, very effective in portraying the reality of the struggle. Excellent resource."--Teaching K-8"This is an important book which deserves a prominent place in any school library.... This book offers a depth of coverage and a spread of material that few class textbooks can match."--Times Educational Supplement"An insightful volume.... A format easily accessible to a wide range of readers..."--Booklistshow more

About Sara Bullard

Sara Bullard is editor of Teaching Tolerance, a national educational magazine, and director of the Teaching Tolerance Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama.Julian Bond is currently a Distinguished Scholar in Residence at the American University in Washington, D.C., and a Visiting Professor at Williams College.show more

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