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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... arrest for driving without a state license . The judge sentenced King to four
months in prison in Reidsville State Penitentiary . Worried about King's safety and
sensing an opportunity to court the black vote , Harris Wofford , an aide to John F.
Especially after the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 , civil rights forces in
Mississippi focused much of their attention on first registering and then getting out
the black vote . Whites threw up one barrier to political empowerment after ...
Yet the harsh fact is that in many places in this country men and women are kept
from voting simply because they are Negroes . Every device ... Wednesday , I will
send to congress a law designed to eliminate illegal barriers to the right to vote .
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The Fight for Legal
Women and the Civil Rights
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