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Author Hearth, Amy Hill, 1958- author.

Title Streetcar to justice: how Elizabeth Jennings won the right to ride in New York / by Amy Hill Hearth.

Publication Info. New York : Greenwillow Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]

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Location Call No. Status
 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Children's Department  J-B JENNINGS    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Children's Department  J BIO JENNINGS    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Storage  J 323.092 JENNINGS    Storage
 Manchester, Main Library - Children's Department  J-B JENNINGS, ELIZABETH    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Children's Nonfiction  J323.092 HEA    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Children's Department  JB JENNINGS, ELIZABETH    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 143 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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.
Subject Graham, Elizabeth Jennings, 1827-1901.
African American women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Segregation in transportation -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
New York (State) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
New York (State) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African American women.
Women -- Biography.
African Americans -- Biography.
Illustrated children's books.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 0062673602 (hardcover)
9780062673602 (hardcover)
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