Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott
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Published by Gareth Stevens Pub. in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • African American civil rights workers,
  • Race relations,
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott, Montgomery, Ala., 1955-1956,
  • Civil rights movements,
  • African American women,
  • Segregation in transportation,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Biography,
  • History

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementGary Jeffrey
SeriesA graphic history of the civil rights movement
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF334.M753 P38475 2013
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25140208M
ISBN 109781433974991, 9781433975004
LC Control Number2011050607

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