Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story Sharon Langley

Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story

Author: Sharon Langley
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Ride to Remember: A Civil Rights Story
Sharon Langley
The true story of how a ride on a carousel made a powerful Civil Rights statement A Ride to Remember tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. When Sharon Langley was born in the early 1960s, many amusement parks were segregated, and African-American families were not allowed entry. This book reveals how in the summer of 1963, due to demonstrations and public protests, the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Co-author Sharon Langley was the first African-American child to ride the carousel. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Langley's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream. This book includes photos of Sharon on the carousel, authors' notes, a timeline, and a bibliography.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: Sharon Langley, Amy NathanPublisher: Harry N. AbramsPublished: 01/07/2020ISBN: 9781419736858Pages: 40Weight: 1.15lbsSize: 11.20h x 9.30w x 0.50dReview Citations: Booklist 11/01/2019 pg. 44Publishers Weekly 11/18/2019School Library Journal 12/01/2019 pg. 98Kirkus Reviews 12/01/2019 pg. 192

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