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Y8 History- Civil Rights Movement: Library Books

Magazine articles

Rosa Parks

Harriet Tubman

CLASSIC!

Librarian's Recommendation!

In Montgomery, AL, in March 1955, 15-year-old Colvin refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger. She was arrested, and although she received some help from local civil rights leaders, they decided that the sometimes-volatile teen was not suitable to be the public face of a mass protest. Later that year, Rosa Parks sparked the famous bus boycott. Colvin was left with a police record and soon faced the additional problems of an unwed pregnancy and expulsion from school. In spite of those troubles, she consented to be named as a plaintiff in the court case that eventually integrated Montgomery's buses. Thus Colvin played a central role in the city's civil rights drama, but her story has been largely lost to history. —Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO 

Little Rock High School

Fiction books

Civil Rights

Malcolm X

Martin Luther King