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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Never in its history , " he continued , " has the South as a region , without outside
pressure , granted the Negro his citizenship rights . ” To make matters worse , the
pace of change was abominable , slower than that in Africa , where blacks had ...
The marvelous new militancy which has engulfed the Negro community must not
lead us to distrust white people , for many of our white brothers , as evidenced by
their presence here today , have come to realize that their destiny is tied up with ...
The first Negro began to beat , and I was beat by the first Negro until he was
exhausted , and I was holding my hands behind at this time on my left side
because I suffered polio when I was six years old . After the first Negro had beat
until he ...
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