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Seeds of Freedom Summary æ 8 Explore a little known story of the Civil Rights movement in which black and white citizens in one Alabama city worked together nonviolently to end segregationMention the Civil Rights era in Alabama and most people recall images of terr. February is Black History Month and this year s theme is A Century of Black Life History and Culture So it only seems appropriate that and children s books are being published introducing today s young readers to the often turbulent sometimes violent struggles of African Americans for euality of the last century But it was also a century of change and one of those changes was the peaceful integration of Huntsville AlabamaAs Hester Bass shows in her new book Seeds of Freedom the 1960s in Huntsville Alabama was a study in contrasts as the Space Center of the Universe great scientific minds working on America s space program but an invisible uncrossable line dividing Huntsville into black and white existed However things were happening all over the country and seeds of freedom were being planted by leaders like Dr Martin Luther King college students who were being trained in non violence and staging sit ins at segregated lunch counters and demonstrators carrying protest signs By Easter 1962 those seeds of freedom had been planted in Huntsville Alabama by its African American citizens who decided it was time for those seeds to grow there as wellBass tells the story of the peaceful integration of Huntsville event by event month by month beginning with Easter 1962 when no African Americans bought their traditional new clothes for the holiday choosing to wear blue jeans instead an economic measure strongly felt by the white store owners More peaceful demonstrations followed Slowly but peacefully integration began to happen in Huntsville But it took a lawsuit brought by four families to finally integrate the schools The peaceful nature of the events in Huntsville however sets it apart from so many other towns and cities in the south where demonstrators were confronted by armed police dogs and fire hosesIn this picture book for older readers Bass has presented the story of Huntsville in clear concise yet lyrical language She not only describes the events in Huntsville but gives some history of the Civil Rights movement and its leader Dr King as well as what was happening elsewhere Young readers will certainly find Seeds of Freedom an inspirational story the so because it is a true story And it will definitely resonate with today s readers given some recent events in the news that sometimes make us feel that we are slipping back to those days of racial divide Hopefully it will be the example of courage and sacrifice in the face of resistance that readers will carry away with them Complimenting and enhancing Seeds of Freedom are the watercolor paintings of E B White White always manages to catch just the right expression of the faces of the individual people he paints and just as beautifully switches to an impressionist style for depicting crowds such as those demonstrators who were met with firehouses elsewhere in Alabama Either way White s illustrations are sure to move the readerBe sure to Author s Note at the end of the book explaining why she decided to write Seeds of Freedom and giving some important background information Bass also includes a Selected Bibliography for further explorationSeeds of Freedom is an excellent and welcomed addition to the ever increasing body of literature on the Civil Rights MovementThis book is recommended for readers age 7This book was sent to me by the publisher Candlewick PressThis review was originally posted on Randomly Reading

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Seeds of Freedom Summary æ 8 Ible violence But something different was happening in Huntsville For the citizens of that city creativity courage and cooperation were the keys to working together to integrate their city and schools in peace In an engaging celebration. During the 1960s riots broke out all over the South as blacks and whites clashed over the civil rights movement In the uiet town of Huntsville Alabama the Space Center of the Universe a different kind of uprising was occurring Individuals in the black community demanded eual rights along with their brethren across the country But they were committed to non violence They staged sit ins at restaurants and public parks Instead of buying new Easter clothes at the local shops members of the black community wore their blue jeans to church in what was known as Blue Jean Sunday The peaceful protests were so successful that within a few months public places and businesses were open to everyone blacks and whites But the greatest goal challenge lay ahead Was it possible for black children and white children to attend the same schools without violence Throughout this engaging story about Huntsville s peaceful uprising Bass skillfully intertwines the history of the civil rights movement Lewis s watercolor illustrations portray momentous events like snapshots in a photo album Seeds of Freedom is a stirring revelation of how the skirmishes and successes of one community caused a giant ripple across the nation

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Seeds of Freedom Summary æ 8 Of this lesser known chapter in American and African American history author Hester Bass and illustrator E B Lewis show children how racial discrimination bullying and unfairness can be faced successfully with perseverance and ingenuit. Unlike other cities in Alabama the integration of Huntsville was a mostly peaceful transition Honest hopeful and inspiring

  • Hardcover
  • 32
  • Seeds of Freedom
  • Hester Bass
  • en
  • 06 August 2019
  • 9780763669195