Derry Public Library

What is the civil rights movement?, by Sherri L. Smith ; illustrated by Tim Foley - paperback

"Even though slavery had ended in the 1860s, African Americans were still suffering under the weight of segregation a hundred years later. They couldn't go to the same schools, eat at the same restaurants, or even use the same bathrooms as white people. But by the 1950s, black people refused to remain second-class citizens and were willing to risk their lives to make a change"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
What is the civil rights movement? -- A troubled past -- The long walk to school -- Montgomery bus boycott -- The lunch counter sit-ins -- Freedom riders -- The children's crusade -- The march on Washington -- Freedom summer -- Selma to Montgomery -- Changing times -- Timelines
Literary Form
non fiction
"An official WHO HQ book" -- Cover
Physical Description
108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates, illustrations, 21 cm

Library Locations

  • Derry Public Library

    64 E Broadway, Derry, NH, 03038, US