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An inspiring story of little-known civil rights champion Oscar Chapman and his role in Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial reminds readers that one person can truly make a difference.
By Deborah Hopkinson and Leonard Jenkins (illustrator)

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9781561453955 | Peachtree Pub Ltd, March 1, 2007, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Presents the story of little-known civil rights champion Oscar Chapman and his role in Marian Anderson's concert at the Lincoln Memorial after the Daughters of the American Revolution refused to allow her to sing in Constitution Hall.

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Commemorating the 50th anniversary of this significant Supreme Court decision, this collection of stories, poems, and reflections from authors who lived during the era, including Jerry Spinelli and Quincy Troupe, provides an intimate look at that period of history and the impact it has had on lives throughout the decades. (view table of contents)
By Curtis E. James (illustrator) and Joyce Carol Thomas (editor)

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9780786808212 | 1 edition (Jump at the Sun, December 1, 2003), cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A collection of personal reflections, stories, and poems from ten well-known children's authors, who were themselves young people in 1954 when the Supreme Court handed down the decision to desegregate public schools.

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