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Author Anderson, Beth, 1954- author.

Title Lizzie demands a seat! : Elizabeth Jennings fights for streetcar rights / Beth Anderson ; illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York : Calkins Creek, an imprint of Boyds Mills & Kane, [2020]
©2020
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 95th Street Juvenile Biography  J BIO JENNINGS    IN TRANSIT
 Naper Blvd. Juvenile Biography  J BIO JENNINGS    IN TRANSIT
 Nichols Juvenile Nonfiction  J BIO JENNINGS    AVAILABLE
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Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary 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.
Audience AD570L Lexile
Note AD570L Lexile
Subject Graham, Elizabeth Jennings, 1827-1901 -- Juvenile literature.
African American women -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Civil rights workers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
Segregation in transportation -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century -- Juvenile literature.
African American teachers -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
New York (State) -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature.
New York (State) -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Lewis, Earl B., illustrator.
ISBN 9781629799391
1629799394
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