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Free At Last: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement

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Free At Last: The U.S. Civil Rights Movement
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Publisher: U. S. Department of State
ISBN/ASIN: B004P8JP22
Number of pages: 72

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This book recounts how African-American slaves and their descendants struggled to win -- both in law and in practice -- the civil rights enjoyed by other Americans. It is a story of dignified persistence and struggle, a story that produced great heroes and heroines, and one that ultimately succeeded by forcing Americans to confront squarely the shameful gap between their universal principles of equality and justice and the inequality, injustice, and oppression faced by millions of their fellow citizens.

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