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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Not until the spring of 1968 did the federal government enact open housing
legislation , and this new legislation was passed only after King was
assassinated and another set of riots had erupted , hardly a confirmation of his
vision . At about ...
In 1967 Newark and Detroit exploded into some of the worst rioting in the nation's
history . ... The commission also argued that the riots grew out of the social and
economic conditions of the urban black ghetto , itself a product of white racism ...
Race riots : From 1964 through 1969 , the United States experienced the worst
spate of rioting in its history . Riots erupted in Harlem in July 1964 and reached a
new level of destruction in the summer of 1965 , when Watts , the ghetto of Los ...
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