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'Wherever There's A Fight:' California's Track Record On Civil Rights


042517Wherever Theres AFightTwo co-authors highlight California's role in leading civil rights advocacy for the rest of the nation in their new book.

Titled "Wherever There's a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers, and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California," Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi explore the state's history in spearheading precedent.

They join Insight with a contemporary view on civil rights and how history may project what is to come. California historically has served as a pioneer in advancing the rights of African-Americans, Hispanics, Asian-Americans, women and members of the LGBT community dating back to the Gold Rush days.

Both authors will be speaking at the California State Library Tuesday at noon.

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