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 a sense , Meredith was to education in Mississippi what Jackie Robinson was
to major league baseball . He was the person on whose shoulders the breaking
of the color line rested . Evers , like Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers ...
But the major defeats have occurred when we have been unable to convince the
nation to support or implement the Constitution , when a court decision is ignored
or nullified by local and state action . A democratic structure of law remains ...
It is also anticipated that the plan will be put into effect in all the major cities
across the Nation as soon as possible . The plan is aimed at increasing minority
participation in designated trades . These trades are : Iron workers Plumbers ...
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