By Frankye Regis
Frankye Regis recounts her youth as a black lady starting to be up in rural segregated Mississippi through the Nineteen Sixties and '70s. She was once a farmer's daughter, one in every of 8 teenagers, who spent her summer time holidays determining 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 no longer built-in till 1980, 25 years after the Brown v. Board of Education determination acknowledged segregated colleges have been unlawful. all through her first-person memoir, Regis offers the background of the civil rights flow in an obtainable demeanour to aid scholars position the non-public narrative in old context. unique and old pictures are supplied to aid readers higher comprehend the adventure of being in somebody else's shoes.
This is the 3rd booklet in a brand new sequence, Voices of 20th Century Conflict, directed in the direction of highschool scholars. every one tale during this sequence is advised via own vignettes and reflections that chronicle the existence and instances of the writer with historic context unifying and clarifying the occasions. The energetic writing sort and fascinating tales support background come alive for college students studying approximately Civil Rights. additionally integrated 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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