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  • The Civil Rights Movement
    The Civil Rights Movement


A vivid, lively, accessible, and comprehensive introduction to the Civil Rights movement. Provides a detailed discussion of the racism that accompanied slavery in America and thereafter consigned African-Americans to an inferior position Addresses the actions of racists, liberals, and reformers and radicals Discusses local reformers who laboured for years to get the movement off the ground Provides documents covering the most important aspects of the modern civil rights movement Contains Maps and Photographs, as well as a Glossary, Chronology, a Who's Who list of key figures, and a Guide to Further Reading The chronology and glossary sections are the most detailed of their kind

Author Biography

Bruce J. Dierenfield is Professor of History at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. x
Publisher's Acknowledgementp. xii
Abbreviationsp. xiii
Chronologyp. xv
Who's Whop. xxii
Glossaryp. xxviii
Mapsp. xxxv
The Problemp. 1
The Mississippi Planp. 7
Jim Crow Southp. 9
The New Negrop. 13
Origins of the Movementp. 15
The Brown Decisionp. 22
Little Rock Crisisp. 32
Freedom Boundp. 41
Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 43
Sit-Insp. 54
Freedom Ridep. 63
Battle of Ole Missp. 71
Bombinghamp. 78
March on Washingtonp. 87
The Movement Fracturesp. 97
Freedom Summerp. 99
Bloody Sundayp. 112
The Dream Deferredp. 125
Black Powerp. 127
Assessmentp. 136
Documentsp. 139
14th Amendment, 1868p. 140
Brown v. Board of Education, 347 US 483, 17 May 1954p. 140
Declaration of Constitutional Principles: the Southern Manifesto, 12 March 1956p. 141
Herblock cartoon on President Dwight Eisenhower, 1956p. 142
James Farmer, 'Separation or Integration? A debate at Cornell University,' 7 March 1962p. 143
'We Shall Overcome'p. 143
Robert Kennedy's telephone calls during the Freedom Ride, 22 May 1961p. 144
Martin Luther King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' 16 April 1963p. 144
John F. Kennedy's radio and television report to the American people on civil rights, 11 June 1963p. 146
Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, 28 August 1963p. 147
Malcolm X's speech in Cleveland, Ohio, April 1964p. 148
Mississippi voter registration form, early 1960sp. 149
Student Voice editorial cartoon on the FBI, 25 November 1964p. 151
SNCC handbill on the usefulness of politics in Mississippi, 1964p. 152
White volunteers in Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964p. 152
SNCC position paper, 5 August 1966p. 153
Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, March 1968p. 154
Black Panthers' founding document, October 1966p. 155
Graph of poverty status by race, 1939-1994p. 156
Further Readingp. 157
Indexp. 171
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