Representatives from the Historic Dorchester Academy Museum of African American History recently presented five books to Liberty Elementary School.
The book “Child of the Civil Rights Movement” was written by Paula Young Shelton, daughter of civil-rights activist Andrew Young.
This book looks at the birth of the civil rights movement through the eyes of a child.
During her youth, Young Shelton was surrounded by many leaders of the era, including Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph Abernathy, Dorothy Cotton and Septima Clark.
Her father, Andrew Young, was a leader of the SCLS and frequently visited Dorchester Academy.
He later went on to become mayor of Atlanta and United States Ambassador to the United Nations.
Dorchester Academy Museum plans to donate five copies of Young Shelton’s book to each elementary school in Liberty County.