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Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight…

Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

by Jim Haskins

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This is a really good, and important story about W.W. Law and his role in the fight for civil rights in the United States! But the cover, and the title, were misleading to me. In the story, Law's job as a mail carrier didn't seem to have much to do with the fight for civil rights, which is why I picked it up. Still, kids should read it, as it is an important part of this country's history. And as a letter carrier right now, I appreciated this quote from the Afterword, "...choosing to live on the small wages he earned from the United States Postal Service." I guess some things still haven't changed! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 23, 2016 |
This story gives a great illustration of the power one person can have. W.W. Law was a black postal carrier in Savannah who believed that "communication" was the key to ending his city's segregationist policies. In 1961 He helped to organize a boycott of commercial businesses which led to Savannah being the 1st city to end segregation. "Unsung Hero"
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0763625922, Hardcover)

A respected biographer teams up with an acclaimed artist to tell the story of the mail carrier who orchestrated the Great Savannah Boycott — and was instrumental in bringing equality to his community.

"Grow up and be somebody," Westley Wallace Law's grandmother encouraged him as a young boy living in poverty in segregated Savannah, Georgia. Determined to make a difference in his community, W.W. Law assisted blacks in registering to vote, joined the NAACP and trained protestors in the use of nonviolent civil disobedience, and, in 1961, led the Great Savannah Boycott. In that famous protest, blacks refused to shop in downtown Savannah. When city leaders finally agreed to declare all of its citizens equal, Savannah became the first city in the south to end racial discrimination.

A lifelong mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service, W.W. Law saw fostering communication between blacks and whites as a fundamental part of his job. As this affecting, strikingly illustrated biography makes clear, this "unsung hero" delivered far more than the mail to the citizens of the city he loved.

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Presents the life of W.W. Law, an NAACP activist, whose efforts to register black voters, and lead a successful business boycott resulted in Savannah, Georgia being the first city in the south to end racial discrimination.

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2 editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763625922, 0763638803

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