The Civil Rights Movement 1950-1964
By Kevin Supples
(National Geographic Children's Books, Hardcover, 9780792282792, 40pp.)
Publication Date: December 27, 2005
Other Editions of This Title: Library Binding
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"I have a dream." Everyone is familiar with these words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but not everyone knows the struggle that surrounded them. In the 1950s, America was not a place of fulfilled dreams for the nation's black population. Widespread prejudice and segregation had left African Americans with fewer civil rights than other Americans. Bravely, the people did not remain quieta vibrant movement for civil rights began in the United Statesone that would last for decades and would face innumerable challenges. Speaking Out is the story of America's extraordinary Civil Rights Movement.
Writer and editor Kevin Supples has contributed to a variety of books for children. He lives near Boston, MA.