Tag Archives: Black History

The Story of Ruby Bridges

On Ruby’s first day, a large crowd of angry white people gathered outside.
The people carried signs that said they didn’t want black children in a white school.
People called Ruby names; some wanted to hurt her… the marshals carried guns.
Ruby would hurry through the crowd and not say a word. Continue reading

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D is for Drinking Gourd

L is for Little Rock Nine, the students who integrated school at Little Rock, Arkansas’s Central High – protected under military rule. D is for Drinking Gourd is a wonderful picture book that tells the African-American story with beautiful illustrations, … Continue reading

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As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s March Toward Freedom

As Good As Anybody: Martin Luther King and Abraham Joshua Heschel’s Amazing March Toward Freedom by Richard Michelson tells the story of how two unlikely men, one Christian, one Jewish, who shared  one common goal – to fight injustice, which brought them together to … Continue reading

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A Child of the Civil Rights Movement

A Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young-Shelton, tells the story of the civil rights movement with mention of Dr. King, and the role he played, as seen through her then four year-old eyes. Young-Shelton, the daughter of … Continue reading

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