Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade

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Heather E. Schwartz

Year 2017
Pages 64
Publisher 21st Century
Language en
ISBN 9781467785976
File Size 25.2 MB
File Format PDF
Download Counter 72
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In 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a Civil War era stockade in Leesburg, Georgia, where they were confined in unsanitary conditions and exposed to brutal treatment. Over the following weeks, their commitment to the fight for equality was put to the test. Combining historical research and personal interviews with several of the girls, Heather E. Schwartz brings this true story of the Civil Rights Movement to life. QR Code Online