By Frankye Regis
Frankye Regis recounts her formative years as a black woman growing to be up in rural segregated Mississippi in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and '70s. She used to be a farmer's daughter, one in every of 8 young ones, who spent her summer season vacation trips picking out 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 used to be now not built-in until eventually 1980, 25 years after the Brown v. Board of Education choice said segregated colleges have been unlawful. all through her first-person memoir, Regis presents the background of the civil rights move in an obtainable demeanour to aid scholars position the non-public narrative in historic context. unique and historic photos are supplied to aid readers greater comprehend the event of being in an individual else's shoes.
This is the 3rd e-book in a brand new sequence, Voices of 20th Century Conflict, directed in the direction of highschool scholars. each one tale during this sequence is advised via own vignettes and reflections that chronicle the lifestyles and occasions of the writer with historic context unifying and clarifying the occasions. The vigorous writing sort and interesting tales aid background come alive for college students 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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