Sweet Land of Liberty (Paperback)

By Deborah Hopkinson, Leonard Jenkins (Illustrator)

Peachtree Publishing Company, 9781682631249, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (3/1/2007)

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Description

This inspiring story of little-known civil rights champion Oscar Chapman reminds readers that one person can truly make a difference.
On Easter Sunday 1939, Marian Anderson performed at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial for a crowd of over 75,000 people. The person largely responsible for putting her there was a white man, Oscar Chapman. When Chapman learned that Marian Anderson was not allowed to sing at Constitution Hall because of the color of her skin, Chapman helped produce a landmark concert that―for at least one evening―bridged the color divide to bring a city and much of the nation together.
Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson tells the inspirational story of Oscar Chapman's lifelong commitment to ending bigotry. Illustrator Leonard Jenkins's remarkable illustrations recreate a bygone era and pay tribute to remarkable real-life people and a magical moment in modern history. An author's note provides additional historical context.