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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Williams , Eyes on the Prize , 208 ; John Dittmer , Local People : The Struggle for
Civil Rights in Mississippi ( Urbana : University of Illinois Press , 1994 ) , 1 ;
James W. Silver , Mississippi : The Closed Society ( New York : Harcourt , Brace ...
This is our basic conclusion : Our nation is moving toward two societies , one
black , one white - separate and unequal . Reaction to last summer's ... It is the
realization of common opportunities for all within a single society . This
alternative will ...
Violence cannot build a better society . Disruption and disorder nourish
repression , not justice . They strike at the freedom of every citizen . The
community cannot — it will not — tolerate coercion and mob rule . Violence and
destruction must ...
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