Civil Rights Then and Now

2013 marks important milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. In honor of the courageous people and events who participated in this chapter of history, I’ll feature video interviews, discussion questions and web links from the Reader Guide I wrote to accompany my first book, A Thousand Never Evers (Random House, 2008). Let’s get started…

On this day, November 13, 1956, The Supreme Court ruled that segregation on buses in Alabama was unconstitutional. Watch my interview called Bystanders and Upstanders as Mrs. Dennis describes how when she was growing up, black children walked to school, while white children rode a school bus. She also talks about the public buses, in which white people rode up front while blacks had to sit in the seats in the back or stand:

Posted in Civil Rights, Educators, Laugh with the Moon, Uncategorized on 11/13/2013 01:05 am

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