By Frankye Regis

ISBN-10: 0313329982

ISBN-13: 9780313329982

Frankye Regis recounts her adolescence as a black woman growing to be up in rural segregated Mississippi in the course of the Sixties and '70s. She was once a farmer's daughter, one in every of 8 youngsters, who spent her summer time 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 till 1980, 25 years after the Brown v. Board of Education determination said segregated colleges have been unlawful. all through her first-person memoir, Regis offers the background of the civil rights circulate in an available demeanour to assist scholars position the private narrative in old context. unique and ancient images are supplied to aid readers larger comprehend the event of being in an individual else's shoes.

This is the 3rd ebook in a brand new sequence, Voices of 20th Century Conflict, directed in the direction of highschool scholars. each one tale during this sequence is instructed via own vignettes and reflections that chronicle the existence and instances of the writer with historic context unifying and clarifying the occasions. The full of life writing sort and interesting tales aid historical past come alive for college kids studying approximately Civil Rights. additionally incorporated are a sequence foreword, timeline, thesaurus, 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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