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 important among these was the NAACP , founded in 1909. By the end of
World War II , the NAACP had about a half million dues - paying members with
chapters all across the nation , a growing treasury , a small army of lawyers
trained in ...
State courts found nothing wrong with the segregationist practices of the schools
in their jurisdictions , confirming the NAACP's view that federal courts provided it
with its only avenue of legal redress . Since some southern states were rushing ...
Through this work and his active role in the affairs of the local NAACP , Wilkins
caught the attention of Walter White , the organization's director . In 1931 White
offered Wilkins a chance to work on the national staff of the NAACP in New York ...
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