Paul Von Blum. Illustrated by Frank Reynoso.
Civil Rights For Beginners fills a major gap by
placing the modern civil rights movement into a
broader historical perspective. It also discusses the
civil rights and liberation movements from the 60s
to the present that the African American freedom
struggles helped to catalyze. Unlike most civil
rights books, Civil Rights For Beginners focuses
less on major leaders and more on the ordinary
African Americans who provided the backbone of
the successful protests and demonstrations.