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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
Bruce J. Dierenfield is Professor of History at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York.
Table of Contents
|Publisher's Acknowledgement||p. xii|
|Who's Who||p. xxii|
|The Problem||p. 1|
|The Mississippi Plan||p. 7|
|Jim Crow South||p. 9|
|The New Negro||p. 13|
|Origins of the Movement||p. 15|
|The Brown Decision||p. 22|
|Little Rock Crisis||p. 32|
|Freedom Bound||p. 41|
|Montgomery Bus Boycott||p. 43|
|Freedom Ride||p. 63|
|Battle of Ole Miss||p. 71|
|March on Washington||p. 87|
|The Movement Fractures||p. 97|
|Freedom Summer||p. 99|
|Bloody Sunday||p. 112|
|The Dream Deferred||p. 125|
|Black Power||p. 127|
|14th Amendment, 1868||p. 140|
|Brown v. Board of Education, 347 US 483, 17 May 1954||p. 140|
|Declaration of Constitutional Principles: the Southern Manifesto, 12 March 1956||p. 141|
|Herblock cartoon on President Dwight Eisenhower, 1956||p. 142|
|James Farmer, 'Separation or Integration? A debate at Cornell University,' 7 March 1962||p. 143|
|'We Shall Overcome'||p. 143|
|Robert Kennedy's telephone calls during the Freedom Ride, 22 May 1961||p. 144|
|Martin Luther King's 'Letter from Birmingham Jail,' 16 April 1963||p. 144|
|John F. Kennedy's radio and television report to the American people on civil rights, 11 June 1963||p. 146|
|Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech, 28 August 1963||p. 147|
|Malcolm X's speech in Cleveland, Ohio, April 1964||p. 148|
|Mississippi voter registration form, early 1960s||p. 149|
|Student Voice editorial cartoon on the FBI, 25 November 1964||p. 151|
|SNCC handbill on the usefulness of politics in Mississippi, 1964||p. 152|
|White volunteers in Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964||p. 152|
|SNCC position paper, 5 August 1966||p. 153|
|Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders, March 1968||p. 154|
|Black Panthers' founding document, October 1966||p. 155|
|Graph of poverty status by race, 1939-1994||p. 156|
|Further Reading||p. 157|
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