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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The Fourteenth Amendment , proposed in 1866 and ratified in 1868 , overturned
the Dred Scott decision and nullified the black codes by establishing that all “
persons born or naturalized in the United States ” enjoyed the same citizenship ...
This segregation was alleged to deprive the plaintiffs of the equal protection of
the laws under the Fourteenth Amendment . In each of the cases other than the
Delaware case , a three - judge federal district court denied relief to the plaintiffs
They framed this Constitution with its provisions for change by amendment in
order to secure the fundamentals of government against the dangers of
temporary popular passion or the personal predilections of public office - holders
. We regard ...
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