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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

Summary: Contains interviews with some of the protesters. In May of 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. asked black people of Birmingham, Alabama to go to jail in the cause of racial equality. The adults were afraid to go to jail and so the school children marched and over 5000 of them were arrested. This lead to President Kennedy sponsoring the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the march on Washington. Portions of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Southern Poverty Law Center 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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 Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB HAMER WEA

Bausum, Ann

Summary: Explores the March Against Fear, a protest started by James Meredith and taken up by other civil rights leaders after Meredith was shot.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Partners 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 323 BAU

Bausum, Ann.

Summary: Bausum compares and contrasts the childhoods of John Lewis and James Zwerg in a way that helps young readers understand the segregated experience of our nation's past. The book shows how a common interest in justice created the convergent path that enabled these young men to meet as Freedom Riders on a bus journey south.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 323.092 BAU

Weil, Ann.

Summary: A biography on Medgar Evers, the civil rights activist and martyr from Mississippi.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2013

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 EVE

Brimner, Larry Dane

Summary: For twelve history-making days in May 1961, thirteen black and white civil rights activists, also known as the Freedom Riders, traveled by bus into the South to draw attention to the unconstitutional segregation still taking place. Despite their peaceful protests, the Freedom Riders were met with increasing violence the further south they traveled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Hightlights 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323 BRI

Albee, Sarah

Summary: Profiles the civil rights leader, discussing his career as a pastor, his fight for African American rights, and his legacy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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Lee, Sally

Summary: "Discusses the history and importance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as ways that Americans celebrate it."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pebble, a Capstone imprint 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 394.2 LEE

DeRubertis, Barbara

Summary: Looks at the contributions of Martin Luther King, Jr. to the civil rights movement in the United States and explains why the nation celebrates his birthday.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Kane Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 394.2 DER

Deal, Heidi

Summary: "Offers 12 different views on the fight for racial equality. Each page explores what happened during the Civil Rights Movement and how it affected different people, and includes interesting sidebars, questions to consider, and historical images."--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 12 Story Library 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 973 DEA

Kanefield, Teri

Summary: Describes the peaceful protest organized by teenager Barbara Rose Johns in order to secure a permanent building for her segregated high school in Virginia in 1951, and explains how her actions helped fuel the civil rights movement.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB POWELL KAN

Levinson, Cynthia.

Summary: Discusses the events of the 4,000 African American students who marched to jail to secure their freedom in May 1963.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Peachtree Publishers 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 323.1196 LEV

Patrick, Denise Lewis

Summary: The A Girl Named series tells the stories of how ordinary American girls grew up to be extraordinary American women. Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955, but how did she come to be so brave?

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE PAL

Summary: "In the hot and deadly summer of 1964, the nation could not turn away from Mississippi. Over 10 memorable weeks known as Freedom Summer, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in a historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in one of the nation's most segregated states ... even in the face of intimidation, physical violence, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV FRE

Kidd, Ronald

Summary: Hoping that the arrival of Freedom Riders in her town will help her community shed its antiquated views, thirteen-year-old Billie is forced to confront her own mindset when things turn tragic.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Albert Whitman & Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC KID

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC KID

Summary: Through centuries of suffering, slavery, inequality, discrimination, segregation, and racist violence, African Americans have endured, resisted, fought, and, increasingly over time, won many battles. These victories were propelled by a groundswell of grassroots action, but they were also motivated and organized by courageous and inspirational leadership. Journalists, abolitionists, educators,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: The life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., from the beginnings of the Civil Rights movement in Montgomery, Alabama, and culminating with his assassination in Memphis in 1968. Including archival footage, this film is an indispensable primary resource of a pivotal moment in American and world history. Originally screened in theaters for only a single night in 1970.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Rosen, Richard A.

Summary: Born in the hamlet of Mount Gilead, North Carolina, Julius Chambers escaped the fetters of the Jim Crow South to emerge in the 1960s and 1970s as the nation's leading African American civil rights attorney. Following passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Chambers worked to advance the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's strategic litigation campaign for civil rights, ultimately winning landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of North Carolina Press 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHAMBERS, JULIUS ROS

Freedman, Russell

Summary: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, Newbery Medalist Freedman presents a riveting account of this pivotal event in the history of civil rights.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Holiday House 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J323.1196 FRE

Goudsouzian, Aram.

Summary: "The engrossing story of a march that became the key turning point in the history of the civil rights movement On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: 323.11 Goudsouzian 2014

Medearis, Angela Shelf

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lodestar Books 1994

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB KING MED

Arsenault, Raymond.

Summary: They were black and white, young and old, men and women. In the spring and summer of 1961, they put their lives on the line, riding buses through the American South to challenge segregation in interstate transport. Their story is one of the most celebrated episodes of the civil rights movement, yet a full-length history has never been written until now. In these pages, acclaimed historian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 ARS