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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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The book begins to explain how Westley's mother works for a white family, which leads him to only seeing her once a week. The book explains how at a mall, the whites would be served first and would be rudely spoken to. The topic of segregation was discussed. Westley began voter school so he could pass the hard test that blacks had to take in order to vote. The book explains how Westley was a part of the staged "sit-in" in North Carolina. Wesley was a part of the NAACP group and was involved with protesting and picket lines. The ending of the book explains the Westley Wallace Law. This is a book on civil rights that any age could understand or comprehend. This is developmentally appropriate I find for all grade levels. The word choice and sentence structure seems to target lower grade levels. This would be a good book to read to students for Martin Luther King Day or when civil rights is being discussed as a topic in class. It is just another example of a person to learn about on the civil rights topic that can be used in Social Studies classrooms. ( )
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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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Candlewick Press

Two editions of this book were published by Candlewick Press.

Editions: 0763625922, 0763638803

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