By Frankye Regis
Frankye Regis recounts her youth as a black lady becoming up in rural segregated Mississippi through the Sixties and '70s. She was once a farmer's daughter, one in all 8 young ones, who spent her summer time vacation trips selecting cotton in her father's fields. She would not dare glance a white individual within the eye if she handed one in the street. Her highschool used to be now not built-in till 1980, 25 years after the Brown v. Board of Education choice said segregated colleges have been unlawful. all through her first-person memoir, Regis offers the historical past of the civil rights flow in an obtainable demeanour to assist scholars position the non-public narrative in historic context. unique and old images are supplied to aid readers greater comprehend the event of being in anyone else's shoes.
This is the 3rd ebook in a brand new sequence, Voices of 20th Century Conflict, directed in the direction of highschool scholars. each one tale during this sequence is informed via own vignettes and reflections that chronicle the existence and instances of the writer with old context unifying and clarifying the occasions. The energetic writing kind and fascinating tales aid background come alive for college students studying approximately Civil Rights. additionally incorporated are a sequence foreword, timeline, thesaurus, and Questions for dialogue and mirrored image for every bankruptcy. additionally to be had during this sequence are A Voice from the Holocaust and A Voice from the Vietnam War.
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