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The young crusaders : the untold story of the children and teenagers who galvanized the civil rights movement / V. P. Franklin.

Author/creator Franklin, V. P. (Vincent P.), 1947- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Boston, Massachusetts : Beacon Press, [2021]
Copyright Notice ©2021
Description313 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Portion of title Untold story of the children and teenagers who galvanized the civil rights movement
Contents Introduction: Children and teenagers: foot soldiers for democracy -- Freedom on their minds. Youth and Civil Rights activism before the Brown decision ; Grace under pressure: children, teenagers, and school desegregation ; High school students and nonviolent direct-action protests ; The Birmingham Children's Crusade and Southern student activism -- The quality integrated education movement. Freedom Day boycotts: Chicago, Boston, and New York City ; Every child a freedom soldier: Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Mississippi -- From Civil Rights to Black Power. Police brutality, Black self-defense, and student activism ; Civil Rights, Black Power, and increasing youth militancy -- Epilogue: "Keep stirring up 'good trouble'".
Abstract "Filling a gap in the scholarship of American history, V. P. Franklin crafts the first full-length history of the children and teen activists who participated in and led key protests during the Civil Rights Movement"-- Provided by publisher.
Abstract It was the largest civil rights demonstration in US history: the system-wide school boycott in New York City on February 3, 1964, where over 360,000 elementary and secondary school students went on strike and thousands attended freedom schools. Later that month, tens of thousands of children and teenagers participated in the "Freedom Day" boycotts in Boston and Chicago, also demanding "quality integrated education." Franklin shows that it was these unheralded young people who set the blueprint for today's youth activists and their campaigns to address poverty, joblessness, educational inequality, and racialized violence and discrimination. Their examples serves as a model for the youth-led "reparatory justice" campaigns seen today mounted by Black Lives Matter, March for Our Lives, and the Sunrise Movement. -- adapted from jacket
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 243-283) and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: Franklin, V. P. (Vincent P.), 1947- Young crusaders Boston : Beacon Press, [2021] 9780807040096
LCCN 2020030880
ISBN9780807040072 (hardcover)
ISBN080704007X (hardcover)
ISBNelectronic book
Standard identifier# 40030520694

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