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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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Author
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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
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10617540
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
  • 303
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F128.9.N4
LC item number
H43 2018
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1120
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5903597
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, map, portraits
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
  • cartographic image
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5903597
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, map, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)982429647

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