Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade
ISBN: 1467785970
EAN13: 9781467785976
Language: English
Pages: 64
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Library Binding

Locked Up for Freedom: Civil Rights Protesters at the Leesburg Stockade

Book Overview
In 1963, more than 30 African-American girls ages 11 to 16 were arrested for taking part in Civil Rights protests in Americus, Georgia. They were taken without their families' knowledge to a Civil War-era stockade in Leesburg, Georgia, where they were confined in unsanitary conditions and exposed to brutal treatment. Over the following weeks, their commitment to the fight for equality was put to the test. Combining historical research and personal interviews with several of the girls, Heather E. Schwartz brings this true story of the Civil Rights Movement to life.