The Civil Rights Movement
Greenwood Press, 1998 - 226 Seiten
The essays are designed to be clear and engaging; they capture the conflict and drama of the Civil Rights movement as they present an analysis of its main features. Following a narrative overview of the movement, five analytical essays address these topics: the origins of the movement; the Civil Rights movement in Mississippi; the fight for legal equality, with a discussion aimed at fostering a better understanding of the current debate over affirmative action; the role played by women in the movement; and an analysis of the legacy of the civil rights protests of the 1950s and 1960s. These essays are followed by biographical profiles of 20 civil rights activists, from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Ella Jo Baker and Bayard Rustin. The guide includes 15 primary documents, ranging from addresses by Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Johnson, to speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokley Carmichael, Malcolm X, and George Wallace. A selection of photos complements the text. This one-stop reference source offers not only a starting point for students research but analysis that raises issues still being debated today.
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Forces that were only indirectly related to the movement helped give rise to it and
sustained it , as did complex developments within the African American
community . Demographic shifts , particularly the great migration , the emergence
of the ...
twentieth century , African Americans often constituted the swing vote in hotly
contested elections . Neither the Democrats nor the Republicans could assume
their allegiance , and both parties vied for their support . In the face of a growing ...
America , along with the rest of the world , became less provincial . ... African
Americans found themselves able to take advantage of niches that opened to
them in sports , the art world , and entertainment to win admiration and to break
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