Archive for the ‘Civil Rights’ Category

Civil Rights Leader Medgar Evers

Next Thursday, the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library will host a Civil Rights Summit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Four of our presidents, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Jimmy Carter and current president, … Read the rest

Posted on 04/03/2014 02:28 am | Comments Off
 

Civil Rights Then and Now

As we acknowledge the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, we also must spend some time discussing those who tried to prevent equal rights for all. In my book, A Thousand Never Evers, the Ku Klux Klan in Kuckachoo, … Read the rest

Posted on 02/11/2014 04:29 am | Comments Off
 

Civil Rights Then and Now

In my Civil Rights Then and Now series, we explore Jim Crow Laws. On this day, November 25, 1955, segregation on interstate buses and trains is banned by the Interstate Commerce Commission; six days prior to Rosa Parks arrest in … Read the rest

Posted on 11/27/2013 01:12 am | Comments Off
 

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 … Read the rest

Posted on 11/13/2013 01:05 am | Comments Off
 

Preserving Justice

Here is a little piece of the documentary called “Preserving Justice.” The film focuses on some of the lesser-known stories that happened in Birmingham, Alabama. It highlights the role the legal community played during the Civil Rights Movement. Oh, … Read the rest

Posted on 05/22/2013 02:39 am | Comments Off
 

Interactive Reader Guide: Check it out!

Today marks the paperback release of A Thousand Never Evers (Yearling, 2009)! I’m so excited to report that the Interactive Reader Guide is up and running on my site as well. Please check it out!

The Interactive Reader Guide features chapter-by-chapter … Read the rest

Posted on 12/22/2009 07:25 pm | 3 Comments
 

Interactive Reader Guide Coming Soon!

I just got a copy of the Yearling paperback edition of A Thousand Never Evers in the mail. I love this new cover!

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Yearling paperback release date is December 22nd!

Now I’m furiously working to get a comprehensive and interactive … Read the rest

Posted on 12/03/2009 12:40 pm | Comments Off
 

All Aboard

Greyhound_GreenwoodThis summer when my husband and I were in the Mississippi Delta, we wandered into the Greyhound Bus Station in Greenwood. Well, talk about about a busload of history! Surprise, surprise. It’s not actually an operating station anymore, but it’s … Read the rest

Posted on 10/15/2009 06:54 pm | Comments Off
 

Eyewitness to History

I love hearing from readers! Last week I got an interesting email from a woman named Muriel who lived in Alabama in the 1960s. With Muriel’s permission, I’m sharing her letter:

Dear Shana,

I wanted to write and tell you … Read the rest

Posted on 09/29/2009 07:56 am | 3 Comments
 

First Stop, Vicksburg

It was almost randomly that we ended up spending our first night in Vicksburg, Mississippi. My husband has a colleague from there, and it’s less than an hour’s drive from the airport, so we decided to give it a try.… Read the rest

Posted on 06/25/2009 11:22 am | 2 Comments
 
 
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