Books: Non-Fiction

Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories

Book - Non-fiction. By Ellen Levine. 1993. 192 pages. Thirty African-Americans who were children during the 1950s and 1960s tell their true stories of what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South.
Time Periods: 20th Century, People’s Movement: 1961 - 1974
Themes: African American, Civil Rights Movements, Organizing, Racism & Racial Identity

freedoms-childrenIn this inspiring collection of true stories, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South—to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom.

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year.

ISBN: 9780698118706 | Published by Putnam Publishing Group.