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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Brauer , Carl M. John F. Kennedy and the Second Reconstruction . New York :
Columbia University Press , 1977. Monograph on the civil rights policies of the
Kennedy administration . Brown , Elaine . A Taste of Power : A Black Woman's
A relatively brief biography of King written by a prominent black historian .
Malcolm X and Alex Haley . The Autobiography of Malcolm X. New York : Grove
Press , 1966. Classic autobiography that traces the life of the leading black
New York : Free Press , 1984. Best work on the roots of the modern civil rights
movement . Norrell , Robert J. Reaping the Whirlwind : The Civil Rights
Movement in Tuskegee . New York : Alfred A. Knopf , 1985. Rich case study of
the civil rights ...
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