The Beatitudes

From Slavery to Civil Rights

By Carole Boston Weatherford; Tim Ladwig (Illustrator)
(Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780802853523, 36pp.)

Publication Date: November 2009

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Since the earliest days of slavery, African Americans have called on their religious faith in the struggle against oppression. The Beatitudesfrom Jesus' Sermon on the Mountform the backdrop for Weatherford's powerful free-verse poem that traces the journey from slavery to civil rights.

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