A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story Book
A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story Book

A Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story Book

ABRAMS - Hardback
Regular price € 28
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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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Author: Sharon Langley , By (author) Amy Nathan , Illustrated by Floyd Cooper Format: Hardback Book ISBN: 9781419736858 Size: 229 x 279 x 12.7mm Pages: 40 Publisher: ABRAMS
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