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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In late January 1966 , King moved into a run - down apartment unit at 1555 South
Hamlin Avenue . Working with local community action and civil rights groups ,
with the goal of bringing the condition of the urban slums into the national
Drawn by the promise of better - paying jobs and pushed out of the rural South by
the mechanization of agriculture and a repressive social and economic system ,
over a million blacks migrated north each decade between 1940 and 1970 .
By 1970 nearly half lived outside the South and in urban areas . This migration ,
which was larger than that of any single ethnic group from Europe to the United
States , transformed the racial demography and politics of the nation and paved ...
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