Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teaser Tuesdays: The Children

Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Grab your current read. Open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page. BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!) Share the title and author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

The Children by David Halberstam p. 129

"Lafayette was amazed by the young people who showed up that day, almost none of whom had been in any previous sit-ins or had attended any of the training sessions. Most of them did not know the leaders personally, they had not been to any workshops, yet when they were warned that the protest was likely to be violent, no one pulled out."

This was a key moment with the lunch counter sit-ins, showing the public that their numbers were growing, that they wouldn't go away, and even if they were all arrested there would be more to replace them.

1 comment:

Kay said...

Very interesting and a part of history that we all need to be aware of. Will be looking for this book. Wonder if on audio?