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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While these women rarely made the headlines or played official leadership roles
during the 1960s , they did the organizing . Other scholars have suggested that
World War II veterans played a seminal role , sowing the fields that younger ...
Given the limitations placed on women in the legal arena , it would be inaccurate
to suggest that they could have played as important a role as men in the legal
struggle against discrimination . At the time , women had very limited opportunity
... and Coretta Scott King did not publicly identify themselves as feminists — at
least during the early 1960s — the civil rights movement in general , and black
and white female civil rights activists in particular , played a key role in fomenting
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