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Belle, the last mule at Gee's Bend / Calvin Alexander Ramsey and Bettye Stroud ; illustrated by John Holyfield.

Ramsey, Calvin A. (Author). Stroud, Bettye, 1938- (Added Author). Holyfield, John, (ill.).

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Black Rock Branch - Bridgeport jj RAMSEY (Text to phone) 34000080616444 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
Brookfield Library E/Families/Ram (Text to phone) 34029124404327 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
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C.H. Booth Library - Newtown E RAMSEY (Text to phone) 34014125123738 Juvenile Picture Book Available -
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Summary, etc.: In Gee's Bend, Alabama, Miz Pettway tells young Alex about the historic role her mule played in the struggle for civil rights led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Includes factual information about the community of Gee's Bend and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Subject: Mules Fiction
Civil rights movements Fiction
King, Martin Luther Jr 1929-1968 Fiction
African Americans Fiction
Alabama History 1951- Fiction

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Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend : A Civil Rights Story
Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend : A Civil Rights Story
by Stroud, Bettye; Holyfield, John (Illustrator); Ramsey, Calvin Alexander
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Belle, the Last Mule at Gee's Bend : A Civil Rights Story

A true story inspires the moving tale of a mule that played a key role in the civil rights movement- and a young boy who sees history anew.Sitting on a bench waiting for his mother, Alex spies a mule chomping on greens in someone's garden, and he can't help but ask about it.""Ol Belle?" says Miz Pettway next to him. "She can have all the collards she wants. She's earned it." And so begins the tale of a simple mule in Gee's Bend, Alabama, who played a singular part in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. When African-Americans in a poor community- inspired by a visit from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.- defied local authorities who were trying to stop them from registering to vote, many got around a long detour on mule-drawn wagons. Later, after Dr. King's assassination, two mules from Gee's Bend pulled the farm wagon bearing his casket through the streets of Atlanta. As Alex looks into the eyes of gentle Belle, he begins to understand a powerful time in history in a very personal way.
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