Category Archives: Civil Rights Movement

A Healthy Dose of Ambition

This is a readable autobiography describing Sotomayor’s improbable rise to the highest court in the land. Her descriptions of life as an immigrant child are colorful and revealing; this is a briskly-paced tale, interesting to read with a few lagging … Continue reading

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Book Review: “Elizabeth and Hazel: Two Women of Little Rock”

  Wonderful and Wrenching   This is a gripping tale born out of an Everest of research. David Margolick chronicles the brutal, crass attack heaped upon Elizabeth, a black high school student who volunteered to help integrate Central High School … Continue reading

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