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The Resource The civil rights movement : the story of Martin Luther King Jr., by Rebecca Thatcher Murcia

The civil rights movement : the story of Martin Luther King Jr., by Rebecca Thatcher Murcia

Label
The civil rights movement : the story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Title
The civil rights movement
Title remainder
the story of Martin Luther King Jr.
Statement of responsibility
by Rebecca Thatcher Murcia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Rosa Parks decided not to get out of her bus seat in 1955, African Americans across the United States were treated like second-class citizens. Sometimes they were not even considered citizens. They were not allowed to use "white-only" restaurants or hotels. They were kept out of public schools, parks, and swimming pools. And perhaps most importantly, they were not allowed to vote. Over the course of the next decade, African Americans and their white supporters organized a movement that changed American society profoundly. They marched. They sat-in. They lobbied for new laws. They fought in the courts. It took incredible courage. While the activists tried to be non-violent, their efforts were often met with beatings and even murder. But in just a few years, the United States was a different country. The "Jim Crow" system that prevented African Americans from being full citizens of their own country was gone. It is a remarkable story, full of heroes known and unknown
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murcia, Rebecca Thatcher
Dewey number
  • 323/.092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.K5
LC item number
M863 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Monumental milestones
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • King, Martin Luther
  • King, Martin Luther
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • Baptists
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • Baptists
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The civil rights movement : the story of Martin Luther King Jr., by Rebecca Thatcher Murcia
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bloody sunday in Selma -- Why civil rights? -- The birth of a non-violent revolution -- Violence and voting -- The rise of extremes
Control code
ocm56834724
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781584154013
Lccn
2004024609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781584154013
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56834724
  • (Sirsi) a851415
Label
The civil rights movement : the story of Martin Luther King Jr., by Rebecca Thatcher Murcia
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Bloody sunday in Selma -- Why civil rights? -- The birth of a non-violent revolution -- Violence and voting -- The rise of extremes
Control code
ocm56834724
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
48 pages
Isbn
9781584154013
Lccn
2004024609
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781584154013
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)56834724
  • (Sirsi) a851415

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