Freedom’s Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories


freedoms-childrenIn Freedom’s Children, thirty African-Americans who were children or teenagers in the 1950s and 1960s talk about what it was like for them to fight segregation in the South — to sit in an all-white restaurant and demand to be served, to refuse to give up a seat at the front of the bus, to be among the first to integrate the public schools, and to face violence, arrest, and even death for the cause of freedom.

Credit: Edited by Ellen Levine. Published by Puffin, December 2000.