Jim Crow; Brown v. Board of Education; Bull Connor; KKK; Birmingham; the Lorraine Motel; Rosa; Martin; and Malcolm.
From slavery to the separation of "colored" and "white" and from horrifying oppression to inspiring courage, there are countless storiesboth forgotten and immortalizedof everyday and extraordinary people who acted for justice during the civil rights movement that changed our nation.
Award-winning poet Ntozake Shange and illustrator Rod Brown give voice to all those who fought for their unalienable rights in a triumphant book about the power of the human spirit.
About the Author
Ntozake Shange is a celebrated poet and author of many novels and plays, including the Obie Award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, which was made into a feature film. Ms. Shange is also the author of several childrens books, including the Coretta Scott King Award-winning book Ellington Was Not a Street, illustrated by Kadir Nelson.