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No other book about the civil rights movement captures the drama and impact of the black struggle for equality better than Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968. Two of the most respected scholars of African-American history, Steven F. Lawson and Charles Payne, examine the individuals who made the movement a success, both at the highest level of government and in the grassroots trenches. Designed specifically for college and university courses in American history, this is the best introduction available to the glory and agony of these turbulent times.
Table of Contents
|Debating the civil rights movement : the view from the nation||p. 3|
|Excerpt from To secure these rights : the report of the president's committee on civil rights||p. 49|
|Declaration of constitutional principles : the southern manifesto||p. 59|
|Dwight D. Eisenhower's radio and television address to the American people on the situation in Little Rock||p. 65|
|Excerpts from hearings before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Montgomery, Alabama||p. 70|
|The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.||p. 79|
|John F. Kennedy's radio and television report to the American people on civil rights||p. 82|
|Letter from Wiley A. Branton, director, voter education project, to Aaron Henry and Robert Moses||p. 88|
|Lyndon B. Johnson's special message to the Congress : the American promise||p. 90|
|Excerpt from the introduction to the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders||p. 101|
|Martin Luther King, Jr.'s last SCLC presidential address : where do we go from here?||p. 104|
|Debating the civil rights movement : the view from the trenches||p. 115|
|Excerpt from Ella J. Baker's "bigger than a hamburger"||p. 159|
|Handbill, Albany nonviolent movement||p. 161|
|Chronology of violence and intimidation in Mississippi, 1961||p. 163|
|Student voice editorial and cartoon on the FBI||p. 166|
|Poster from East Selma, Alabama, from the Student Voice||p. 168|
|"This transformation of people" : an interview with Bob Moses||p. 170|
|An interview with Eldridge W. Steptoe, Jr.||p. 189|
|An interview with Fannie Lou Hamer||p. 199|
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