Pioneering African Americans: African American Politicians & Civil Rights Activists, 1st Edition

  • Joanne Randolph
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766093085
  • ISBN-13: 9780766093089
  • DDC: 323.092
  • Grade Level Range: 7th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 48 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released October 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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Through centuries of suffering, slavery, inequality, discrimination, segregation, and racist violence, African Americans have endured, resisted, fought, and, increasingly over time, won many battles. These victories were propelled by a groundswell of grassroots action, but they were also motivated and organized by courageous and inspirational leadership. Journalists, abolitionists, educators, religious leaders, politicians, judges, and even schoolchildren showed the world a better way forward and led the way down the very difficult road to greater equality, freedom, and civil rights. This collection profiles the leading lights in the struggle for freedom and equality, including MLK, Coretta Scott King, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, W.E.B. DuBois, Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, and Ruby Bridges, among many others.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Sowing the Seeds for the Civil Rights Movement.
2: Four Leaders for Freedom.
3: The Crisis Is Born.
4: Organizing for the Cause.
5: The Fearless Ida B. Wells-Barnett.
6: Charles Hamilton Houston: Learning from the Best.
7: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: A Timely Leader.
Further Reading.