To The Mountaintop: My Journey Through The Civil Rights Movement (New York Times)
by Charlayne Hunter-Gault
Publication Date: Jan 03, 2012
List Price: $22.99
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Target Age Group: Young Adult
Imprint: Flash Point
Publisher: Flash Point
Parent Company: Flash Point
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A personal history of the civil rights movement from activist and acclaimed journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.On January 20, 2009, 1.8 million people crowded the grounds of the Capitol to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama. Among the masses was Charlayne Hunter-Gault. She had flown from South Africa for the occasion, to witness what was for many the culmination of the long struggle for civil rights in the United States. In this compelling personal history, she uses the event to look back on her own involvement in the civil rights movement, as one of two black students who forced the University of Georgia to integrate, and to relate the pivotal events that swept the South as the movement gathered momentum through the early 1960s.
With poignant black-and-white photos, original articles from the New York Times, and a unique personal viewpoint, this is a moving tribute to the men and women on whose shoulders Obama stood.
- Young Adult Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
- Young Adult Nonfiction / History / United States / 20Th Century
- Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Civil & Human Rights
- Young Adult Nonfiction / Social Topics / Prejudice & Racism
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