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Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights

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Step back into 1854 New York City with "Lizzie Demands a Seat!: Elizabeth Jennings Fights for Streetcar Rights," an illuminating tale of courage and defiance in the face of racial injustice. This compelling book, published on January 7, 2020, tells the story of Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings, an African American schoolteacher who, a century before Rosa Parks, bravely challenged the racially discriminatory practices of public transportation. Denied entry to a streetcar and assaulted for her race, Lizzie's subsequent legal battle marked a pivotal moment in the fight for equal rights in public spaces. Represented by future president Chester Arthur, her victory set a legal precedent that began to dismantle institutionalized racism in public conveyances. Beautifully brought to life by author Beth Anderson and acclaimed illustrator E.B. Lewis, this story not only highlights a crucial but lesser-known figure in racial justice but also serves as an essential read for elementary school students, inspiring them to understand and value the power of standing up for one's rights.
Published by Calkins Creek on January 7, 2020
32 pages
ISBN: 9781629799391
Best for readers in Elementary School
This book provides valuable insights into Racial Justice , highlighting key issues and advancements within these areas

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