Exploring Civil Rights: The Rise: 1970

ISBN-10: 1338837605
ISBN-13: 9781338837605
Author: Castrovilla, Selene
Interest Level: 5-8
Publisher: Scholastic Library Publishing

Publication Date: April 2023

Copyright: 2023

Page Count: 96

Series: Exploring Civil Rights: The Rise

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Grades 5-8

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Lexile: 1160L

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / United States / African American

JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / United States / General

Learn about the key events of the civil rights movement in the latest installment of this exciting and informative series. The year 1970 was one of hope in the civil rights movement in education, politics, and the arts. In January, Dr. Clifton Wharton, Jr., became the first African American president of Michigan State University. The first publication of Essence magazine launched in May, focusing on culture, beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Black women in America. In June, Kenneth Allen Gibson was elected as the first African American mayor of a major Northeast city . Newark, New Jersey. And in August, Charles Edward Gordone became the first African American playwright to win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play, No Place to Be Somebody, about a Black bartender trying to survive in New York City. This detailed account explains why 1970 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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