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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Often his decisions overturned those of state courts led by men who were
committed to maintaining Jim Crow . Congress's most significant actions came
with the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of
Without Dirksen's support , the Civil Rights Act would have been defeated or
diluted . Mitchell made sure never to speak badly of Dirksen . For example , on
Meet the Press , a popular weekend televised news show , Mitchell praised him
as “ a ...
Lastly , without the civil rights movement the United States might never have
enacted legislation prohibiting sexual discrimination . In a desperate attempt to
derail the Civil Rights Act of 1964 , Representative Howard K. Smith of Virginia
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