Download e-book for kindle: A Place at the Table: Struggles for Equality in America by Maria Fleming

By Maria Fleming

ISBN-10: 0195150368

ISBN-13: 9780195150360

ISBN-10: 1423774876

ISBN-13: 9781423774877

Inspiring and precise, a spot on the desk chronicles the lives of yankee freedom combatants whose tales are little-known, yet whose efforts have cleared the path for equality and justice within the face of maximum prejudice. Unsung heroes and their courageous deeds, reminiscent of residence slave Elizabeth Freeman's momentous courtroom conflict successful her freedom, suffragette Sara Bard Field's cross-country trip for women's rights, and Nisqually Indian Billy Frank Jr.'s struggle for local American land rights, toppled boundaries in schooling, vote casting, employment, housing, and different parts of discrimination. A rousing historical past of yank champions of justice, a spot on the desk is stuffed with women and men who, while informed by way of society to "stay of their place," insisted that "their position" was once on the American desk as full-fledged members in democracy.

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Gen. George Crook, stationed in Omaha as commander of the army's Department of the Platte, received orders to send soldiers to the Omaha reservation and arrest Standing Bear. As soon as possible, the renegade Ponca would be shipped back to Indian Territory in Oklahoma. G en. George Crook, as a good soldier, followed orders. But after years of fighting Native Americans, he'd come to admire and sympa- thize with many of the tribes. More than once in official correspondence with the War Department, Crook voiced complaints over the government's inhumane treatment of Native Americans.

To take the Third Ave. cars. I held up my hand to the driver and he stopped the cars, we got on the platform, when the conductor told us to wait for the next car; I told him I could not wait, as I was in a hurry to go to church.... He then told me that the other car had my people in it, that it was appropriated for that purpose. I then told him I had no people. It was no particular occasion; I wished to go to church, as I had been going for the last six months, and I did not Elizabeth Jennings Graham persons if the passengers did not obwish to be detained.

My brothers, a power, which I cannot resist, crowds me down to the The notion that Indians were people entitled to protection under the law reflected a growing change in public opinion. A Place at the Table 4- 53 ground. " Many people wept at Standing granted a slice of their old homelands to live upon. Bear's words; the judge and General Crook were The rest of the Ponca living in Indian Territory visibly moved. were not permitted to return north.

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