By Frankye Regis
Frankye Regis recounts her youth as a black woman becoming up in rural segregated Mississippi through the Nineteen Sixties and '70s. She was once a farmer's daughter, certainly one of 8 young children, who spent her summer season holidays choosing cotton in her father's fields. She would not dare glance a white individual within the eye if she handed one in the street. Her highschool used to be no longer built-in until eventually 1980, 25 years after the Brown v. Board of Education choice said segregated colleges have been unlawful. all through her first-person memoir, Regis presents the heritage of the civil rights stream in an obtainable demeanour to assist scholars position the non-public narrative in historic context. unique and old images are supplied to aid readers higher comprehend the adventure of being in an individual else's shoes.
This is the 3rd e-book in a brand new sequence, Voices of 20th Century Conflict, directed in the direction of highschool scholars. every one tale during this sequence is advised via own vignettes and reflections that chronicle the lifestyles and instances of the writer with historic context unifying and clarifying the occasions. The energetic writing type and interesting tales aid background come alive for college kids studying approximately Civil Rights. additionally incorporated are a sequence foreword, timeline, word list, and Questions for dialogue and mirrored image for every bankruptcy. additionally to be had during this sequence are A Voice from the Holocaust and A Voice from the Vietnam War.
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