Sunday, February 21, 2016

Display: I Have a Dream

The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage
By Selina Alko
The story of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Perry, who got married in Washington, D.C., and were arrested after they returned to Virginia, and took their legal case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Story of the Civil Rights Freedom Rides in Photographs
By David Aretha
Discusses the Freedom Rides, an important event in the Civil Rights Movement, including the riders who risked their lives, the violence the riders faced, and the successful integration of interstate buses and terminals.

We March
By Shane Evans
Illustrations and brief text portray the events of the 1963 march in Washington, D.C., where the Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. delivered a historic speech.

What Was the March on Washington?
By Kathleen Krull
Describes the 1963 March on Washington, helmed by Martin Luther King, Jr., where over two hundred thousand people gathered to demand equal rights for all races, and explains why this event is still important in American history today.

We've Got a Job: The 1963 Birmingham Children's March
By Cynthia Levinson
Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders
By J. Patrick Lewis
A collection of poetry inspired by various leaders of civil rights.

Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song
By Andrea Davis Pinkney
Explores the intersecting lives of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson at the historic moment when their joined voices inspired landmark changes.

Separate is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez & Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
By Duncan Tonatiuh
Years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling Brown v. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez, an eight-year-old girl of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage, played an instrumental role in Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark desegregation case of 1946 in California.

Voice of Freedom: Fannie Lou Hamer, Spirit of the Civil Rights
By Carole Boston Weatherford
Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

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