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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Americans looked to the federal government to solve their problems and now
tended to have greater faith in Washington than in previous eras . Sensing that
the federal government would play an important role in the arena of race
All three of these presidents appointed African Americans as well as whites who
fostered racial equality to posts within the federal government . William Hastie , a
prominent black NAACP leader , became a member of the Department of the ...
This action , in combination with Faubus's defiance of a federal court order
commanding that the school implement the desegregation plan , compelled
President Eisenhower to act . Initially , Ike met with Faubus at the president's
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