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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None of the reforms endorsed by the committee or by the Democratic Party in
1948 made headway in Congress . Indeed , Truman's push for civil rights split his
party , as southern “ Dixiecrats ” bolted from the Democrats in 1948 to support ...
moderation in the South , which favored gradual racial reform , lay near extinction
. ... Hodding Carter , Ralph McGill , and Harry Ashmore , continued to brave the
current of repression , speaking in favor of racial reforms , but to little avail .
Declaring , “ I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired , ” she rebuffed President
Johnson's attempt to get the MFDP to settle for two at - large seats at the
convention and promises of future reforms . In 1965 Hamer led a challenge to the
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