Freedom Facts and Firsts
400 Years of the African American Civil Rights ExperienceBook - 2009
Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.
Publisher: Canton, MI : Visible Ink Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2009
Branch Call Number: 323.1196073 FRE
Characteristics: xvii, 390 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm