A Dream of Freedom

By Diane McWhorter
(Scholastic, Hardcover, 9780439576789, 160pp.)

Publication Date: October 2004

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In this history of the modern Civil Rights movement, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Diane McWhorter focuses on the monumental events that occurred between 1954 (the year of Brown versus the Board of Education) and 1968 (the year that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assasinated). Beginning with an overview of the movement since the end of the Civil War, McWhorter also discusses such events as the 1956 MTGS bus boycott, the 1961 Freedom Rides, and the 1963 demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, among others.The author uses interviews she conducted personally with




About the Author
Diane McWhorter is a long-time contributor to The New York Times" and the op-ed page of USA TODAY", "among other national publications. Her young adult history of the civil rights movement is A Dream of Freedom". She is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and now lives in New York City.
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