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Jones, Amy Robin

Summary: A biography of the African-American educator Mary McLeod Bethune, discussing her role in creating opportunities for African-Americans in education and government.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BET

Amoroso, Cynthia

Summary: A biography of Coretta Scott King, an American civil rights activist, and the wife of civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Bell-Scott, Patricia.

Summary: Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did for justice and freedom.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.917 BEL

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: The story of Fannie Lou Hamer, who was a champion of civil rights; despite fierce prejudice and abuse, from the 1950s until her death in 1977.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV VOI

Grant, Kesha

Summary: "Introduces the reader to women's rights movement"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press, An imprint of Scholastic Inc. 2021

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.092 GRA

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 920 GRA

Dray, Philip.

Summary: Presents a life of the African American journalist who was born a slave and went on to become a respected teacher and journalist, and who is best remembered for her campaign through her writings to eliminate lynching in the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

Weatherford, Carole Boston

Summary: Presents a collage-illustrated treasury of poems and spirituals inspired by the life and work of civil rights advocate Fannie Lou Hamer.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAM

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HAMER WEA

Powell, Patricia Hruby

Summary: "A picture book about the life of civil rights activist Ella Baker"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Margaret K. McElderry Books 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAK

Theoharis, Jeanne

Summary: "This definitive biography of Rosa Parks accessibly examines her six decades of activism, challenging young readers perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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Sandeen, Del

Summary: Maya Angelou was a writer, dancer, activist, and actress, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Her body of work evokes emotions that range the full spectrum, from joy to heartbreak and from rage to hope. A phenomenal woman, she enriched the world of literature and society as a whole. This essential biography explores her life and creative output and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 ANG

Harris, Duchess

Summary: "Fannie Lou Hamer was an influential African American activist in the 1960s and 1970s. She fought for African Americans' civil rights, including the right to vote. Fannie Lou Hamer: Civil Rights Activist explores her life and legacy"--Publisher's website.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 HAM

Summary: The documentary examines the relationship between the civil right legend Rosa Parks and Carolyn Green and discusses Green's quest to continue her cousin's legacy of black activism in America.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MY

Levinson, Cynthia

Summary: Meet the youngest known child to be arrested for a civil rights protest in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963, in this picture book that proves you're never too little to make a difference. Nine-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks intended to go places and do things like anybody else. So when she heard grown-ups talk about wiping out Birmingham's segregation laws, she spoke up. As she listened to the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HENDRICKS LEV

Duster, Michelle

Summary: Written by her great-granddaughter, a historical portrait of the boundary-breaking civil rights pioneer covers Wells' early years as a slave, her famous acts of resistance, and her achievements as a journalist and anti-lynching activist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: One Signal Publishers/Atria 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WELLS, IDA B. DUS

Reyburn, Susan

Summary: "In this compelling new book from the Library of Congress, where the Parks Collection is housed, the civil rights icon is revealed for the first time in print through her private manuscripts and handwritten notes. Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words illumines her inner thoughts, her ongoing struggles, and how she came to be the person who stood up by sitting down. At the height of the Montgomery Bus...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Georgia Press, in association with The Library of Congress 2020

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Larson, Kate Clifford

Summary: She was born the 20th child in a family that had lived in the Mississippi Delta for generations, first as enslaved people and then as sharecroppers. She left school at 12 to pick cotton, as those before her had done, in a world in which white supremacy was an unassailable citadel. She was subjected without her consent to an operation that deprived her of children. And she was denied the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2021

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Davidson, James West.

Contents: Into a changing world -- A moral education -- Unladylike lady -- Edged tools -- Ambition to edit -- They say -- Do something -- Exiled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WELLS, IDA DAV

Blain, Keisha N.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "Until I Am Free explores the political ideas and philosophies of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer"-- "Award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author Keisha N. Blain situates Fannie Lou Hamer as a key political thinker alongside leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks and demonstrates how her ideas remain salient for a new generation of activists...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2021

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Contents: pt. 1. Fighting for my rights: one SNCC woman's experience, 1961-1964 -- pt. 2. Entering troubled waters: sit-ins, the founding of SNCC, and the freedom rides, 1960-1963 -- pt. 3. Movement leaning posts: the heart and soul of the southwest Georgia movement, 1961-1963 -- pt. 4. Standing tall: the southwest Georgia movement, 1962-1963 -- pt. 5. Get on board: the Mississippi movement through the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Illinois Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.43 HOL

Herman, Gail

Summary: Presents the life and achievements of Coretta Scott King, discussing her vital role in the Civil Rights Movement, her awareness campaigns, and her efforts to continue the work of her husband, Martin Luther King, Jr.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET KING

Theoharis, Jeanne.

Summary: The definitive political biography of Rosa Parks examines her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement and presenting a corrective to the popular notion of Rosa Parks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP 921 PARKS, ROSA THE

Shange, Ntozake.

Summary: This extraordinary union of poetry and monumental artwork captures the movement for civil rights in the United States, and honors it most elegant inspiration, Coretta Scott.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amistad 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KIN

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB King Sha

Brinkley, Douglas.

Summary: Rosa Parks, an African American seamstress in 1955 Alabama, had no idea she was changing history when, work-weary, she refused to surrender her seat to a white passenger on a segregated bus. Today, she is immortalized for the defiance that sent her to jail and triggered a bus boycott that catapulted Martin Luther King, Jr., into the national spotlight. Who was she, before and after her historic...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 PARKS, ROSA BRI

Bailey, Diane

Summary: Presents the life and accomplishments of the activist, educator, writer, journalist, suffragette, and pioneering voice against the horrors of lynching who set out to better the lives of African-Americans long before the Civil Rights Movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Aladdin 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WEL

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