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Every epic must have its hero, and The Children has James Lawson, a young, African American divinity student whose tactics in civil disobedience were learned at the knees of Mahatma Gandhi's followers during a three-year stint as a missionary to India. When he returned to the States and was accepted into the all-white Vanderbilt Divinity School, Lawson began teaching workshops to Nashville's African American youth designed to equip them for the equal-rights struggle, a battle Lawson believed could be won only with nonviolent tactics. Halberstam chronicles the fight against racism with the insight that comes from witnessing it first-hand. As a young journalist for the Tennessean in Nashville, he covered the rise of the civil rights movement, and in The Children he draws on many of his writings from the era. From accounts of lunch-counter sit-ins to the freedom rides, Halberstam's book covers the map of the crusade for racial equality, serving as a poignant reminder that heroes come in all ages, colors, and characters. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great book - gives an extensive background on the civil rights leaders you don't hear too much about.Published 2 months ago by Stephanie A
This book tells the stories of some of the courageous and committed young people at the heart of the civil rights movement. While Dr. Read morePublished 2 months ago by James M. Melson
Interesting to meet the actors in one of America's changing, challenging times. I wonder how those who gave so much feel following the activities of places like Cleveland, St. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Judy Kidder
I was fascinated with this book. I was busy raising children when all these marches and protests were going on and missed it. Was very good for me to catch up on history. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Paul H. Eggold
An amazing book that explains much about the key players in lunch counter integration movement of the early 60s grew to take leading roles in the Civil Rights struggle. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Thomas B. Yancey
Interesting, well-written and eye-opening story of the courageous young people who fought against racial discrimination in the late 50's and 60's.Published 4 months ago by JACQUELINE MENDENHALL
Should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the civil rights movement.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
A fascinating, inside account of the young, idealistic students who started a revolution. Only David Halberstam could have told this story with such skill and integrity. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Samuel H. DeShazer