To the Mountaintop

To the Mountaintop

My Journey Through the Civil Rights Movement

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A personal history of the civil rights movement from activist and acclaimed journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault.

On January 20, 2009, 1.8 million people crowded the grounds of the Capitol to witness the inauguration of Barack Obama. Among the masses was Charlayne Hunter-Gault. She had flown from South Africa for the occasion, to witness what was for many the culmination of the long struggle for civil rights in the United States. In this compelling personal history, she uses the event to look back on her own involvement in the civil rights movement, as one of two black students who forced the Universityof Georgia to integrate, and to relate the pivotal events that swept the South as the movement gathered momentum through the early 1960s.
With poignant black-and-white photos, original articles from the New York Times , and a unique personal viewpoint, this is a moving tribute to the men and women on whose shoulders Obama stood.

Publisher: New York : Roaring Brook Press, c2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781596436053
Branch Call Number: 070. 92 HUN H
Characteristics: v, 198 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

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BCD2013 Jun 06, 2014

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Hunter-Gault chronicles the historical civil rights movement and desegregation in higher education.
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amethyst9
Feb 10, 2013

Decent overview of the Civil Rights movement from 1959 through 1965. Nice photo selection. Newspaper articles from the period are good source materials, but they are all New York Times, since the Times is the publisher. -- Beware of errors in details (needs more proofreading) such as names and reference pages. -- This was written by a woman who successfully integrated the University of Georgia and was able to prosper in her career, so her memories underline the fact that the changes resulted in progress.

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