We've Got a Job The 1963 Birmingham Children's March

ISBN-10: 1561456276
ISBN-13: 9781561456277
Edition: 2012
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Description: The inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history as seen through the eyes of four young people who were at the center of the action.The 1963 Birmingham Children's March was a turning point in American history. In the  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Peachtree Publishers
Publication date: 3/1/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 192
Size: 9.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

The inspiring story of one of the greatest moments in civil rights history as seen through the eyes of four young people who were at the center of the action.The 1963 Birmingham Children's March was a turning point in American history. In the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, the fight for civil rights lay in the hands of children like Audrey Hendricks, Wash Booker, James Stewart, and Arnetta Streeter.Through the eyes of these four protesters and others who participated, We've Got a Jobtells the little-known story of the 4,000 black elementary, middle, and high school students who voluntarily went to jail between May 2 and May 11, 1963. The children succeeded - where adults had failed - in desegregating one of the most racially violent cities in America.By combining in-depth, one-on-one interviews and extensive research, author Cynthia Levinson recreates the events of the Birmingham Children's March from a new and very personal perspective.

Cynthia Levinson interviewed dozens of participants in the Birmingham Children's March and spent four years researching and writing We've Got a Job to share their stories. A former teacher and educational policy consultant and researcher, she has also published articles in Appleseeds, Calliope, Dig, Faces, and Odyssey. She divides her time between Texas and Massachusetts.

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