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The Resource Streetcar to justice: : how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York, by Amy Hill Hearth

Streetcar to justice: : how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York, by Amy Hill Hearth

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Streetcar to justice: : how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York
Title
Streetcar to justice:
Title remainder
how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York
Statement of responsibility
by Amy Hill Hearth
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Language
eng
Summary
"Amy Hill Hearth uncovers the story of a little-known figure in U.S. history in this fascinating biography. In 1854, a young African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings won a major victory against a New York City streetcar company, a first step in the process of desegregating public transportation in Manhattan. This illuminating and important piece of the history of the fight for equal rights, illustrated with photographs and archival material from the period, will engage fans of Phillip Hoose's Claudette Colvin and Steve Sheinkin's Most Dangerous. One hundred years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, Elizabeth Jennings's refusal to leave a segregated streetcar in the Five Points neighborhood of Manhattan set into motion a major court case in New York City."--Provided by publisher
Summary
A portrait of a lesser-known hero in the history of desegregation traces the mid-19th-century activist case of young Elizabeth Jennings, who successfully won a major lawsuit against a New York City streetcar company with the support of Frederick Douglass after being refused a seat on a segregated streetcar
Writing style
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2019
Biography type
individual biography
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10617540
Cataloging source
YDX
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1958-
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Hearth, Amy Hill
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
  • 303
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Graham, Elizabeth Jennings
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Segregation in transportation
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
  • African American women
  • Women
  • African Americans
Target audience
juvenile
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How Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ide in New York
Label
Streetcar to justice: : how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York, by Amy Hill Hearth
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982429647
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780062673602
Lccn
2017959047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982429647
Label
Streetcar to justice: : how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York, by Amy Hill Hearth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn982429647
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
143 pages
Isbn
9780062673602
Lccn
2017959047
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982429647

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