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Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights

Author: Beth Anderson; Earl B Lewis
Publisher: New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020] ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : English : First edition
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One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race -- even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court -- where future president  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Picture books for children
Biographies
Picture books
Informational works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Elizabeth Jennings Graham
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Beth Anderson; Earl B Lewis
ISBN: 9781629799391 1629799394
OCLC Number: 1134620715
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Beth Anderson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

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One hundred years before Rosa Parks took her stand, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Jennings tried to board a streetcar in New York City on her way to church. Though there were plenty of empty seats, she was denied entry, assaulted, and threatened all because of her race -- even though New York was a free state at that time. Lizzie decided to fight back. She told her story, took her case to court -- where future president Chester Arthur represented her -- and won! Her victory was the first recorded in the fight for equal rights on public transportation, and Lizzie's case set a precedent.

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