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by Herb Boyd and Todd Steven Burroughs
West Side Publishing (Oct 15, 2010)
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Civil Rights, Yesterday & Today explores the story of the African American struggle for freedom, addresses the array of issues facing today's African Americans, and examines the impact of Barack Obama's presidency on African American society. The book includes hundreds of photos from the 19th to 21st centuries, and a foreword written by U.S. Congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis.

Civil Rights, Yesterday & Today covers the notable people and events of the Civil Rights Movement. Here is a sampling:

  • Abolitionists and freedom fighters such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, and Frederick Douglass.

  • The Ku Klux Klan, white nationalism, and racism.

  • Critical events of the 1950s and 1960s, including Woolworth's sit-ins; the Montgomery bus boycott; "Bloody Sunday" in Selma, Alabama; the Little Rock Nine; Ruby Bridges; and the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • The birth of the NAACP; the March on Washington and MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech; and Freedom Riders and Freedom Summer.

  • Important legislation such as Brown v. Board of Education; the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

  • Martin Luther King Jr., Medgar Evers, Ralph Abernathy, James Meredith, and Whitney Young.

  • Malcolm X, Black Power, and the Black Panthers.
    Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Thurgood Marshall, and Louis Farrakhan.