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Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story - Sharon Langley

Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

; Amy Nathan ; Floyd Cooper (Illustratør)

The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement




A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together-both
black and white-to make a change. Les mer
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The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement




A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together-both
black and white-to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the
early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American
families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of
1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement
Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first
time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to
ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley's ride to remember
demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream. This book includes
photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors' notes, a timeline, and a
bibliography.
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Forlag: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Innbinding: Innbundet
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN: 9781419736858
Format: 29 x 24 cm
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Sharon Langley became known around the country in 1963 as the first African-American to ride the carousel at Gwynn Oak Amusement Park. She lives in Los Angeles. Amy Nathan is an award-winning author. Her awards and honors include a Clarion Award and a Washington Post Book of the Week. She lives in Westchester County, New York. Floyd Cooper has won the Coretta Scott King Award and Honor multiple times. He was twice nominated for the NAACP Image Award and has received numerous other awards including the Bank Street College Book of the Year Honor. He lives in Easton, Pennsylvania.