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Part Five: Delivering Justice: Westley Wallace Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

Delivering Justice, written by Jim Haskins, illustrated by Benny Andrews

Written by Jim Haskins and illustrated by Benny Andrews

Instructions

As the postal carrier in Savannah, Georgia, Westley Wallace Law often asked, "If you don't know where you have been, how do you know where you're going?" His family history was important to Westley and his grandmother often prayed that he "would grow up to be a leader of our people." The young Westley grew up to join the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), established voter registration schools, and assisted in voter registration efforts. In 1961, Westley led the famous Great Savannah Boycott, which led to that city's becoming the first southern city in the United States to declare all its citizens equal, three years before the federal Civil Rights Act. In this beautifully illustrated book, students are introduced to various forms of nonviolent direct action. Using the Six Steps to Nonviolent Direct Action, encourage students to trace the various steps through the pages of Delivering Justice: W. W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights

Materials

Nonviolent Direct Action in Delivering Justice: W.W. Law and the Fight for Civil Rights:

  • Boycott
  • Voter Schools
  • Sit-Ins
  • Marching
  • Negotiation

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