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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.
You come away with a personal experience of these young people' lives, their inner selves and what they went thru in their non violent fight for integrationPublished 1 day ago by Ronald Eich
I thought I knew so much and found I knew so little. This is a very well-written book on a subject we should all know more about, because it explains so much of what our nation is... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Michael N.
This is an excellent book. The stories of the young people who were on the frontline during the 60s civil rights movement are amazing and full of courage. Read morePublished 3 days ago by George W. Poehlman
A deep dive into the fight for racial equality in the 1960s. A truly engaging book.Published 6 days ago by Anonymous
I am a resident of the State of Maine, still the whitest state in the USA and I am the age of many of The Children. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Marjorie Longwood
This is by far the best history of s time that has affected all my adult life and which now can really come to life. Read morePublished 10 days ago by Pamela Yazell
Great story of th initial struggle for civil right freedoms from their beginnings as college students. Interesting to see John Lewis, Ralph Abernathy, etc when they were young.Published 10 days ago by John M. Kegley
Extraordinarily well written. To combine history, sociology and sound character development so flawlessly is a gift. I was the recipient each time I sat down to read.Published 14 days ago by Anne Potter
Such an informative, disturbing account of civil rights history. While I was blithely going about my business, these young people were suffering and dying for the rights if all... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer