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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Antonio , Supreme Court narrows reach of affirmative action June 26 President
Bush signs Americans with Disabilities Act October 22 President Bush vetoes
Civil Rights Act , calling it a " quota bill ” 1991 October 6-15 Confirmation
hearings for ...
Building on its decision in the Gaines case , the Supreme Court ruled in Sweatt v
. Painter ( 1950 ) that a separate black law school , which the state of Texas had
established to avoid the desegregation of its all - white law school , violated the ...
Document 2 BROWN V. BOARD OF EDUCATION OF TOPEKA , KANSAS ( 1954
) AND “ ENFORCEMENT DECREE ” [ BROWN IN ( 1955 ) On May 17 , 1954 , the
Supreme Court handed down its momentous decision in the case of Brown v .
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