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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As Congressman John Rankin of Mississippi put it from the floor of the House of
Representatives , “ If that N— Robeson does not like this country , let him go to
Russia . ” ( House Speaker Sam Rayburn , Lyndon Johnson's mentor , defended
... black - led or -controlled institutions , an assortment of interracial organizations
and “ halfway houses , ” a termed used by ... by Myles Horton in the 1930s to help
workers and organized labor in the South , was another key halfway house .
that left him paralyzed and unable to complete his run for the White House .
Wallace's most famous words were delivered in his 1963 gubernatorial inaugural
address , in which he pledged to defend segregation “ forever . ” In the following ...
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