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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Initially dominated by students from Nashville , Tennessee , who were deeply
committed to nonviolence , SNCC's membership and philosophy changed over
time . By the late 1960s it no longer advocated nonviolence or stood under the ...
Many activists in and around SNCC and CORE tired of the nonviolent method
and questioned the value of integration . ... Nonviolence appeared increasingly
inadequate in the wake of fierce resistance by local whites . Moreover , the ...
The sheer number of deaths , beatings , and threats received in the summer ,
coming on top of years of repression , mocked the principle of nonviolence and
convinced many SNCC and CORE activists to adopt new tactics and openly to ...
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