Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow
Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338262049 Hardcover
240 Pages | 5.8" x 8.4" | Ages 9 to 12
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In a stirring account of emancipation, the struggle for citizenship and national reunion, and the advent of racial segregation, the renowned Harvard scholar delivers a book that is illuminating and timely. Real-life accounts drive the narrative, spanning the half century between the Civil War and Birth of a Nation. Here, you will come face-to-face with the people and events of Reconstruction’s noble democratic experiment, its tragic undermining, and the drawing of a new “colour line” in the Jim Crow era that followed.
In introducing young readers to them, and to the resiliency of the African American people at times of progress and betrayal, Professor Gates shares a history that remains vitally relevant today.
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Emmy Award Winner for Outstanding Historical Program—Long Form, for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Peabody Award Winner for The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross
Featured among Time magazine's "25 Most Influential Americans"
Included in Ebony magazine's "100 Most Influential Black Americans"
Named a MacArthur Fellow
Winner of four NAACP Image Awards
Selected as a National Humanities medalist
Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Letters
Chosen as the National Endowment for the Humanities Jefferson Lecturer
Inducted into the Sons of the American Revolution