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We Troubled the Waters

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We Troubled the Waters

By Ntozake Shange; Rod Brown (Illustrator)

Amistad Press, Hardcover, 9780061337352, 32pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2009

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Jim Crow; Brown v. Board of Education; Bull Connor; KKK; Birmingham; the Lorraine Motel; Rosa; Martin; and Malcolm.

From slavery to the separation of "colored" and "white" and from horrifying oppression to inspiring courage, there are countless stories--both forgotten and immortalized--of everyday and extraordinary people who acted for justice during the civil rights movement that changed our nation.

Award-winning poet Ntozake Shange and illustrator Rod Brown give voice to all those who fought for their unalienable rights in a triumphant book about the power of the human spirit.

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