This Day in Civil Rights History

 

This Day in Civil Rights History is a unique catalog of historic civil rights events. From the Quakers’ 17th-century antislavery resolution, to slave uprisings during the Civil War, to the infamous Orangeburg Massacre in 1968, and beyond, authors Horace Randall Williams and Ben Beard present a vivid collection of 366 events—one for every day of the year plus Leap Day—chronicling African Americans’ battle for human dignity and self-determination.

Every day of the year has witnessed significant events in the struggle for civil rights. This Day in Civil Rights History is an illuminating collection of these cultural turning points. [Publisher’s description.]

Credit: By Horace Randall Williams and Ben Beard. Published by NewSouth Books, 2009.


Location: National
Type: Book – Teaching Guides
Grade Level: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12, Adult
Time Period: 1950 -1974