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Paperback Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America Book

ISBN: 0807050199

ISBN13: 9780807050194

Sarah's Long Walk: The Free Blacks of Boston and How Their Struggle for Equality Changed America

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In 1847, a five-year-old African American girl named Sarah Roberts was forced to walk past five white schools to attend the poor and densely crowded all-black Abiel Smith School on Boston's Beacon Hill. Incensed that his daughter had been turned away at each white school, her father, Benjamin, sued the city of Boston on her behalf. The historic case that followed set the stage for over a century of struggle, culminating in 1954 with the unanimous...

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Pride of Boston

So you want to be proud of Boston? Yes there are Red Sox and Celtics and ok, John Adams, but you ain't seen nothing yet. Read this book and tell your friends about it. Sarah herself is somewhat inconsequential...but the scences, the smells, the names, the flavors, the history...these make it an awesome read. Buy it even if you are not from Boston, but just love history and justice. Buy it for your friends. Buy it now!!!
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