By Frankye Regis
Frankye Regis recounts her early life as a black lady starting to be up in rural segregated Mississippi throughout the Sixties and '70s. She used to be a farmer's daughter, one in every of 8 teenagers, who spent her summer time holidays deciding on 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 was once no longer built-in until eventually 1980, 25 years after the Brown v. Board of Education choice acknowledged segregated colleges have been unlawful. all through her first-person memoir, Regis presents the historical past of the civil rights flow in an available demeanour to aid scholars position the private narrative in historic context. unique and historic pictures are supplied to assist readers higher comprehend the adventure of being in somebody 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 occasions of the writer with old context unifying and clarifying the occasions. The vigorous writing variety and interesting tales support heritage come alive for college kids 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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