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Black Life in West Central Illinois (IL) (Black America Series)

This book is about Cordy Tindell Vivian
Dive into the heart of American history with "Black Life in West Central Illinois," a compelling exploration of the African-American experience in a region that became a beacon of hope after Illinois declared itself a free state in 1818. This enlightening book, published on June 6, 2001, captures the resilience and contributions of black pioneers through a rich tapestry of photographs and documents, spanning from the era before the Civil War to the impactful times that followed. Readers will encounter a range of influential figures, from the early explorer Jean Baptiste Point DuSable to the entrepreneurial spirit of "Free Frank" McWhorter, and the legendary comedian Richard Pryor. Highlighting the social justice strides by figures like Ct Vivian, the book offers middle school students a profound look at the challenges and triumphs in the fight for racial justice. Engaging and informative, this narrative encourages young readers to reflect on how history shapes our present and future in the realm of social justice.
Published by Arcadia Publishing on June 6, 2001
128 pages
ISBN: 9780738507927
Best for readers in Middle School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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