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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Most prominently , the Congress of Racial Equality ( CORE ) announced that it
would stage a freedom ride . CORE had been founded by a small group of
nonviolent activists during World War II . It briefly gained fame through its Journey
As Sellers's comments suggest , Freedom Summer had at least as dramatic an
impact on SNCC and CORE . In the wake of the summer , both organizations
increasingly challenged several of the basic tenets of the early civil rights
Congress of Racial Equality ( CORE ) : One of the most important civil rights
organizations of the 1960s . Led by James Farmer , CORE first received national
attention in 1947 , when it staged the Journey of Reconciliation . It regained ...
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