Author: Andrea Pinkney
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: 2010-02-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
It was February 1, 1960. They didn't need menus. Their order was simple. A doughnut and coffee, with cream on the side. This picture book is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the momentous Woolworth's lunch counter sit-in, when four college students staged a peaceful protest that became a defining moment in the struggle for racial equality and the growing civil rights movement. Andrea Davis Pinkney uses poetic, powerful prose to tell the story of these four young men, who followed Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s words of peaceful protest and dared to sit at the "whites only" Woolworth's lunch counter. Brian Pinkney embraces a new artistic style, creating expressive paintings filled with emotion that mirror the hope, strength, and determination that fueled the dreams of not only these four young men, but also countless others.
Author: Deborah Wiles
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
In 1964, Joe is pleased that a new law will allow his best friend John Henry, who is black, to share the town pool and other public places with him, but he is dismayed to find that prejudice still exists.
Author: William Henry Chafe
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date: 1981
Reveals how whites in Greensboro used the traditional Southern concept of civility as a means of keeping Black protest in check and how Black activists continually devised new ways of asserting their quest for freedom.
Author: M. J. O'Brien
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Once in a great while, a photograph captures the essence of an era: Three people--one black and two white--demonstrate for equality at a lunch counter while a horde of cigarette-smoking hotshots pour catsup, sugar, and other condiments on the protesters' heads and down their backs. The image strikes a chord for all who lived through those turbulent times of a changing America. The photograph, which plays a central role in the book's perspectives from frontline participants, caught a moment when the raw virulence of racism crashed against the defiance of visionaries. It now shows up regularly in books, magazines, videos, and museums that endeavor to explain America's largely nonviolent civil rights battles of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Yet for all of the photograph's celebrated qualities, the people in it and the events they inspired have only been sketched in civil rights histories. It is not well known, for instance, that it was this event that sparked to life the civil rights movement in Jackson, Mississippi, in 1963. Sadly, this same sit-in and the protest events it inspired led to the assassination of Medgar Evers, who was leading the charge in Jackson for the NAACP. We Shall Not Be Moved puts the Jackson Woolworth's sit-in into historical context. Part multifaceted biography, part well-researched history, this gripping narrative explores the hearts and minds of those participating in this harrowing sit-in experience. It was a demonstration without precedent in Mississippi--one that set the stage for much that would follow in the changing dynamics of the state's racial politics, particularly in its capital city.
Author: David Aretha
Publisher: Morgan Reynolds Pub
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Though people such as Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks are often credited with the success of the civil rights movement, thousands of others staged their own grassroots campaigns to help and segregation in America.
Author: Paula Young Shelton
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
The author, the daughter of Andrew Young, describes the participation of Martin Luther King, Jr., along with her father and others, in the civil rights movement and in the historic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in 1965.
A fun and quirky collection of school poems every kid will relate to. Celebrated performance poet Sara Holbrook's poems range from begging for a few more minutes' sleep to a "slam-dancing ride" on the big yellow bus, from the teacher who picks up signals with "antennae in her hair" to a full-on zombie invasion. Silly, serious, and everything in between, these poems show kids that poetry is not just for grown-ups! Writing prompts and mini poetry lessons throughout introduce readers to many of the elements of poetry and invite kids to write poems of their own.
Author: Kimberly P. Johnson
Release Date: 2014
Genre: African Americans
Story about the historic struggle of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s during the time of segregation at Rock Hill, S.C. Ten young Black men peaceably entered McCrory's Variety Store and asked to be served at the lunch counter with equal service as Whites. They were arrested in spite of their non-violent protest and sent to prison. Charles Taylor returned to College shortly afterward, and worked to support the efforts of equality. The men who remained and served a longer prison sentence became known as the Friendship 9. They became an inspiration to other Civil Rights advocates and their historic sit-in protest sit-in inspired the Jail, No Bail movement. The Frienship 9 were Robert McCullough, John Gaines, Thomas Gaither, Clarence Graham, S.T. "Dub" Massey, Willie McCleod, James Wells, David Williamson, Jr., and Mark Workman.