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Season of Rage: Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights

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The last place in North America where black people and white people could not sit down together to share a cup of coffee in a restaurant was not in the Deep South. It was in the small, sleepy Ontario town of Dresden.

Dresden is the site of Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Slaves who made their way north through the Underground Railroad created the thriving Dawn Settlement in Dresden before and during the Civil War. They did not find Utopia on the Canadian side of the border, despite their efforts.

In 1954 something extraordinary happened. The National Unity Association was a group of African Canadian citizens in Dresden who had challenged the racist attitudes of the 1950s and had forged an alliance with civil rights activists in Toronto to push the Ontario Government for changes to the law in order to outlaw discrimination.

Despite the law, some business owners continued to refuse to serve blacks. The National Unity Association worked courageously through a variety of means of protest to change attitudes.

The story of their season of rage is told in this compelling new book.

About the Author

John Cooper has been a writer all his life. In addition to writing books, he is a corporate communications specialist. His interest in African-Canadian history was sparked as a twelve-year-old, when he read Black Like Me. John co-wrote and edited My Name’s Not George and wrote Shadow Running, a book for adults about Ray Lewis. In 2002, he wrote his first book for young adults, Rapid Ray: The Story of Ray Lewis. John Cooper lives in Whitby, Ontario with his wife and three children.

Table of Contents

Prologue: one man's story — Timeline: up from slavery — Dresden's early years — Racism: anger, fear, hatred — Hugh Burnett — National Unity Associtation — NUA finds an ally — Protest grows — Defiance! — Making the papers — Trials of Morley McKay — Justice? — Timeline: Civil-rights movement.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781770490208
Subtitle:
Hugh Burnett and the Struggle for Civil Rights
Publisher:
Tundra Books
Subject:
Social Situations - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Studies - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Sociology
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Civil rights workers
Subject:
Social Issues - Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Social Science : General
Subject:
History - Canada - General
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Burnett, Hugh,
Subject:
Blacks - Civil rights - Ontario - Dresden -
Subject:
Situations / Prejudice & Racism
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Teen Issues
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20050125
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
80

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