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Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories.

"I thought a lot about ending segregation because Daddy was so involved, and we got so many threats and telephone calls," Ricky Shuttlesworth says. "I remember I used to think if I had one wish, it would be that everybody would be blind. Then nobody would know what color anything was."

Shuttlesworth was about 11 years old and living in Birmingham when this impression was forged. Her father, Fred, was a prominent figure in the Civil Rights Movement and one of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s most trusted advisers. It is memories of those years, held by the "movement's" youngsters, that shape Ellen Levine's Freedom's Children: Young Civil Rights Activists Tell Their Own Stories.

These experiences and the action taken to end American apartheid are vividly recalled by Levine's coterie of gifted storytellers.
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Author:Boyd, Herb
Publication:Black Enterprise
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Jun 1, 1993
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