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Now Is Your Time! The African American Struggle For Freedom Walter Dean Myers

Now Is Your Time! The African American Struggle For Freedom

Walter Dean Myers

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ISBN : 9780590464000
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History has made me an African American. It is an Africa that I have come from, and an America that I have helped to create.Since they were first brought as captives to Virginia, the people who would become African Americans have struggled forMoreHistory has made me an African American. It is an Africa that I have come from, and an America that I have helped to create.Since they were first brought as captives to Virginia, the people who would become African Americans have struggled for freedom. Thousands fought for the rights of all Americans during the Revolutionary War, and for their own rights during the Civil War. On the battlefield, through education, and through their creative genius, they have worked toward one goal: that the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness be denied no one.Fired by the legacy of men and women like Abd al Rahman Ibrahima, Ida B. Wells, and George Latimer, the struggle continues today. Here is African-American history, told through the stories of the people whose experiences have shaped and continue to shape the America in which we live.Notable Childrens Books of 1992 (ALA)1992 Best Books for Young Adults (ALA)1992 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)1992 Coretta Scott King Author Award1991 Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book (NCTE)1991 Golden Kite Award Honor Book for Nonfiction (SCBW)Childrens Books of 1991 (Library of Congress)1992 Books for the Teen Age (NY Public Library)1992 Carter G. Woodson Book Award Outstanding Merit Book (NCSS)1992 Jane Addams Childrens Honor Book Award