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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Protests by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (
NAACP ) about these atrocities prodded President Harry Truman to form a
special Committee on Civil Rights . While the committee was preparing its report ,
Headed by Vice President Johnson , the committee was charged with
administering Executive Order 10925 , which required " equal opportunity to
Federal Government employees and applicants without restrictions based on
race , creed ...
Document 10 FROM FANNIE LOU HAMER , “ TESTIMONY BEFORE THE
CREDENTIALS COMMITTEE OF THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION
, " ATLANTIC CITY , NEW JERSEY ( 1964 ) In early 1964 , SNCC decided to
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