A Ride to Remember

A Ride to Remember

A Civil Rights Story

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"When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amusement Park in Maryland became desegregated and opened to all for the first time. Sharon and her parents were the first African American family to walk into the park, and Sharon was the first African American child to ride the merry-go-round. This was on the same day of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Sharon's ride to remember demonstrated the possibilities of King's dream ... The carrousel, fully functional, now resides on the National Mall, near the Air and Space Museum." -- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2020
©2020
ISBN: 9781419736858
Branch Call Number: 305.800973 LAN 2020
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Nathan, Amy
Cooper, Floyd

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When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amuse... Read More »

When Sharon Langley was born, amusement parks were segregated, and African American families were not allowed in. This picture book tells how a community came together--both black and white--to make a change. In the summer of 1963, because of demonstrations and public protests the Gwynn Oak Amuse... Read More »


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