“Le train de la liberté” | Isabelle Wlodarczyk & Juan Barnabeu | Frimousse, France | 36pp | 18 x 27 cm
The train of Freedom is the True Story of Black Child Linda Brown from Topeka, USA, forced by segregation to go to a black people’s school, far from home, when there was one just below her house, but only for the Whites. Through the eyes of the 9 years old girl, we follow the fight of a father for his daughter to get the right to go to a school where she lives and which will lead him to three long years of lawsuits. May 17th, 1954, marks one of the most iconic victories of the American civil rights movement, when the Supreme Court unanimously rules that segregation school is unconstitutional. “Papa was crying with joy, Mama was crying for me. My dad was right, the whole world would remember the little black girl from Topeka”.
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