New York : Harcourt Brace and Co., 1993
IL 5-8 RL 5.0
1921 Texas, segregation was a way of life. The town of Dillon was no exception.
Freedom was the "colored" section of town. It had it's own school, church,
store, homes and gardens. The two societies coexist without too much hostility.
That is until the residents of Dillon vote to tear down Freedom and turn
the area into a park. The Freedom residents will have to relocate outside
of town. Young Rose Lee Jefferson tries to find a way to save her home.
This story is based on a true incident that happened in Texas in the 1920's.
Race relations -- Fiction
African Americans -- Fiction
Texas -- Fiction
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