Exporing Civil Rights: The Rise: 1967

ISBN-10: 1338837532
ISBN-13: 9781338837537
Author: Leslie, Jay
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: 1040L

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 1967 was pivotal to the civil rights movement. In April, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered a speech to thousands inside a New York church condemning the Vietnam War and asking for a peaceful end. In June, the Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia would determine whether interracial couples could legally marry in the United States. The five-day long Detroit Riot against the Black community in July would end up being one of the most violent in our country.s history. And in October, Thurgood Marshall would become the first African American justice appointed to the Supreme Court, securing his place as one of the most influential figures in the fight for civil rights. This detailed account explains why 1967 was such a critical year in the civil rights movement.
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