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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.
A great review of all the individuals who participated in the civil rights movement which eventually brought us the civil rights law.Published 14 hours ago by Wayne Hamburger
That is if you want an acurate picture if things that happened during theCivil Rights Movement. I truly felt like i was there!!Published 3 days ago by M. Whitworth
A wonderful history of the sit-ins, freedom riders and the young people who were involved in the Civil Rights movement. Read morePublished 4 days ago by SuziQ
Very good book. Much more readable than I expected (I love David Halberstam) but wasn't sure about this one.Published 5 days ago by eleventy2
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 6 days 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 7 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 8 days ago by George W. Poehlman
A deep dive into the fight for racial equality in the 1960s. A truly engaging book.Published 11 days ago by Anonymous