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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1962 September 30 October 1 Riots erupt at University of Mississippi aimed at
preventing James Meredith from enrolling at Ole Miss 1963 April - May SCLC
organizes protests in Birmingham , Alabama March - June Protests sweep across
He played a pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott and the protests in
Birmingham , Alabama , in 1963 and became the leader of the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference ( SCLC ) following King's assassination .
Abernathy was ...
Source : Alabama Department of Archives and History , Montgomery , Alabama .
Document 8 FROM JOHN F. KENNEDY , " ADDRESS ON CIVIL RIGHTS ” (
JUNE 11 , 1963 ) John F. Kennedy's election to the presidency in 1960 and his ...
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