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Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth… (edition 2011)

by Larry Dane Brimner

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Title:Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor
Authors:Larry Dane Brimner
Info:Boyds Mills Press (2011), Hardcover, 80 pages
Collections:Your library, Children's Books, Autographed, Sugarman Biography Award winners
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Tags:civil rights, sixties, autographed, nonfiction, biographies, Norman A. Sugarman Award Honor, Sugarman Children's Biography Award Honor

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Black and White: The Confrontation between Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor by Larry Dane Brimner

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This book is book the erupted violence for the equal rights for all in Birmingham Alabama. I like this book because it shows and tells you what people of color had to go through to get these rights. I would use this book in my classroom because it would be a great history to teach and read from. This would be great for fifth graders ( )
  Cassandra.k | May 1, 2017 |
This is a fascinating book done in a creative way where you can see and discuss different people's perspective on the same issue and events. I could use it to talk about interesting text features as well as the obvious issue of civil rights.
  zkstonem | May 12, 2015 |
A great resource for the civil rights. It explains with pictures the life of Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth who was a catalyst for the civil rights movement and his lifelong battle with Eugene "Bull" Connor.
  elindseyziegler | Mar 15, 2015 |
Outstanding non-fiction book about the 2 key figures in the civil rights movement that are often overlooked. Great conversation starters about different perspectives, violent vs. non-violent protests, power struggles, use of the media an religion, to name just a few. Brimner did a great job of frontloading the plot of the story with background information that readers may not be familiar with. This is a non-fiction book that is a page turner, that reads like fiction. Don't overlook the first page (instruction on proper non-violent behavior on buses). The photographs are wonderful and add significant perspective to the text - especially those at the end of the book.

At the center of the fight for civil rights in Birmingham AL were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth fought for racial equality, while Commissioner Connor fought for the status quo. ( )
  zsvandyk | Mar 12, 2015 |
In the nineteen fifties and early sixties, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull" Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth endorsed stepping forward and fighting (nonviolent) for racial equality, while Commissioner Connor fought for the status quo. Relying on court documents, police and FBI reports, newspapers, interviews, and photographs, author Larry Dane Brimner first covers each man's life and then brings them together to show how their confrontation brought about significant change to the southern city.
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"In the nineteen fifties and early sixties, Birmingham, Alabama, became known as Bombingham. At the center of this violent time in the fight for civil rights, and standing at opposite ends, were Reverend Fred L. Shuttlesworth and Eugene "Bull' Connor. From his pulpit, Shuttlesworth agitated for racial equality, while Commissioner Connor fought for the status quo. Relying on court documents, police and FBI reports, newspapers, interviews, and photographs, author Larry Dane Brimner first covers each man's life and then brings them together to show how their confrontation brought about significant change to the southern city"--Publisher.… (more)

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