Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York

Amy Hill Hearth uncovers the story of a little-known figure in U.S. history in this biography. In 1854, a young African American woman named Elizabeth Jennings won a major victory against a New York City streetcar company, a first step in the process of desegregating public transportation in Manhattan. One hundred years before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus Amy Hill Hearth uncovers the story of a little-known figure in U.S. history in this biography. In 1854, a young Afric...

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Title:Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York
Author:Amy Hill Hearth
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:Streetcar to Justice: Elizabeth Jennings and the Civil Rights Case that Shook New York
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:160 pages pages

Streetcar to Justice: How Elizabeth Jennings Won the Right to Ride in New York Reviews

  • Jenny
    May 09, 2018
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    Nov 21, 2018
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  • Mary
    Jul 14, 2018
    Impeccably researched and written. But what else would you expect from this author? ...
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    Sep 09, 2018
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  • Ms. Yingling
    Nov 19, 2017
    E ARC from Edelweiss Plus One hundred years before Rosa Parks' experiences with segregated transportation, Elizabeth Jennings fought her own battle with the segregated streetcars in New York City. While black men and women were free in many parts of the north at this time, there was...
  • Melinda
    Jan 12, 2018
    Quick and interesting middle grade nonfiction. What makes the book particularly special, I think, is its joint focus on Jennings' story AND on how stories like hers can be virtually lost to history (and later uncovered). I think some kids will be fascinated by the idea that they, too, ...
  • Elizabeth
    Nov 26, 2017
    I appreciate learning more about historical figures lost to time. I give credit that I'm reading an uncorrected proof, so the grammatical errors and blank captions are understandable. But I'm baffled by the dry writing, wasted space, and the 38 pages at the end that are either bibliogr...
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    Mar 27, 2018
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    Feb 01, 2018
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    Feb 22, 2018
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    Apr 09, 2018
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    Mar 31, 2018
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    Jan 10, 2018
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  • Kris - My Novelesque Life
    Mar 15, 2018
    RATING: 4.5 STARS (I received an ARC from the EDELWEISS) (Review Not on Blog) What a fabulous book for children and adults. Before Rosa Parks there was Elizabeth Jennings trying to win the right to ride on a streetcar. On her way to church she decides to board the first streetcar ...
  • Andréa
    Sep 23, 2017
    Note: I accessed a digital review copy of this book through Edelweiss. ...
  • Tori Sachtleben
    Jan 11, 2018
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  • Margie
    Feb 01, 2018
    Before there was Rosa Parks in Alabama, there was Elizabeth Jennings in New York City. In 1854 Elizabeth wanted to get to church where she was accompanist for the choir. At the time there was a very convoluted system of which streetcars African Americans could ride and when, however th...
  • Stephanie Tournas
    Jan 10, 2018
    I'm glad to learn about Elizabeth Jennings and her lawsuit against the New York streetcar company that forcibly and violently cast her off of a streetcar in 1854. Sadly, the writing is dry and the story of her experience is overwhelmed by related historical information. I don't know if...
  • Sarah
    Dec 27, 2017
    I received this through Edelweiss. This tells the story of basically unknown Elizabeth Jennings, an African American women, who challenged unfair laws in the late 1800s. When Jennings was violently forced off of a streetcar for being African American, she fought back legally, in ho...
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    Jun 23, 2018
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    Jul 29, 2018
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  • Joanne
    Apr 22, 2018
    Excellent Excellent! I highly recommend this book to everyone regardless of age. Very good account of Elizabeth Jennings and her stand against segregated transit in NYC 100 years before Rosa Parks. ...
  • Jan Quinn
    Mar 17, 2018
    Disappoint, not my kind of book. It was a history of black history.. I thought I was getting a story about Elizabeth. ...
  • Yvette
    Jan 15, 2018
    Amy Hill Hearth brings to life this little-known story of a fascinating, historical figure. The tale of how Elizabeth Jennings stood firm against racial injustice and discrimination takes place one hundred years before Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement. Hearth includes much of h...
  • Erin
    May 25, 2018
    I found the subject of this book fascinating, but the writing style was so very dry and clinical. I think younger readers would not be willing to plow through a book that reads so much like a textbook. ...
  • Rebecca
    Dec 15, 2018
    Almost exactly 100 years before Rosa Parks, Elizabeth Jennings fought for and won (with the help of a young Chester A. Arthur as her lawyer) the right to ride public transportation in New York City. Hearth's excellently researched book brings her story back into our understanding of th...
  • Blair Hearth
    Jan 02, 2018
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  • Beth Clark
    Jan 23, 2018
    I can see why Amy Hill Hearth is a New York Times best-selling author. This book is multifaceted, containing layers of information, giving a broad picture of the history of the time and its impact on the present. One thing that struck my interest was how the author came to write the bo...
  • Morgan Acevedo
    May 17, 2018
    This was an informative, middle grades novel reflective of the hardships faced by African-American individuals while segregation was still quite prevalent in the United States. There were a number of facts, statistics, and citations that allowed the author to seem credible and reliable...
  • Trindi Mitchell
    Nov 01, 2018
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