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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27 This does not mean that all Americans disagreed with the commission's
findings or with its recommendations . Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King
, Jr. , sought to use the report to mobilize support for a broad - based attack on
In Lowndes county , for example , black power will mean that if a Negro is elected
sheriff , he can end police brutality . If a black man is elected ... Where Negroes
lack a majority , black power means proper representation and sharing of control
Most of the black politicians we see around the country today are not what SNCC
means by black power . The power must be that of a community , and emanate
from there . ... Ultimately , the economic foundations of this country must be ...
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