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Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience

Cover of Freedom Facts and Firsts:
by Jessie Carney Smith

Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights.