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Title:
Civil-rights activists
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ISBN:
9781448866380

9781448870547
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : PowerKids Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents:
What is an activist? -- Sojourner Truth -- Harriet Tubman -- Mary Seacole -- Frederick Douglass -- Marcus Garvey -- Rosa Parks -- Malcolm X -- Martin Luther King Jr. -- Archbishop Desmond Tutu -- Oprah Winfrey -- Other activists -- Timeline -- Legacy -- Glossary.
Summary:
Briefly surveys the history of people of African origin who worked against racism and injustice and profiles notable figures from Sojourner Truth to the present, including Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey, and Martin Luther King Jr.
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Activists are people who are willing to fight hard for what they believe in. They put their own lives in danger to improve the lives of other people. Some famous activists include Martin Luther King, Jr., Frederick Douglass, and Rosa Parks. In the face of adversity, these brave men and women became formidable personalities and great orators. Readers will find out a great deal about the power of one voice to change the world as they delve into these profiles of some of the world's greatest activists for the rights of black people, but also for the ideas of freedom, equality, and justice for all people.