By Frankye Regis
Frankye Regis recounts her formative years as a black woman growing to be up in rural segregated Mississippi throughout the Nineteen Sixties and '70s. She was once a farmer's daughter, one in every of 8 kids, who spent her summer time holidays settling on 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 now not built-in until eventually 1980, 25 years after the Brown v. Board of Education determination said segregated colleges have been unlawful. all through her first-person memoir, Regis presents the historical past of the civil rights stream in an available demeanour to aid scholars position the private narrative in ancient context. unique and ancient images are supplied to aid readers higher comprehend the event of being in a person 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 informed via own vignettes and reflections that chronicle the existence and occasions of the writer with historic context unifying and clarifying the occasions. The full of life writing kind and fascinating tales aid background come alive for college students studying approximately Civil Rights. additionally incorporated are a sequence foreword, timeline, thesaurus, and Questions for dialogue and mirrored image for every bankruptcy. additionally on hand during this sequence are A Voice from the Holocaust and A Voice from the Vietnam War.
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A Voice from the Civil Rights Era (Voices of Twentieth-Century Conflict) by Frankye Regis