9781578591923

Freedom Facts and Firsts 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience

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  • ISBN13:

    9781578591923

  • ISBN10:

    1578591929

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
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Summary

Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.

Author Biography

Jessie Carney Smith is a noted African American studies scholar and a professor of humanities at Fisk University. She is the author of Black Firsts and Black Heroes. Linda T. Wynn is the assistant director for state programs at the Tennessee Historical Commission and a professor of history at Fisk University. They both live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Arts and Entertainmentp. 1
Movements
Artists
Entertainers
Filmmakers
Films
Music
Music Entrepreneur
Singers
Literature
Writers
Civil Rightsp. 23
Cities and Towns
Freedom Celebrations
Protests
Race Consciousness
Speeches
Educationp. 81
Colleges and Universities
Integration of Colleges and Universities
Curriculum
Educators
School Desegregation
Protest Training School
Journalismp. 119
Journalists
Magazines
News Services
Newspapers
Law and Governmentp. 139
Attorneys
Civil Rights Commission
Civil Rights Laws and Cases
Executive Order
Federal Commission
Federal Officials and Intervention
The Military
Prisons
Resolutions
Organizationsp. 195
Groups
Leaders
Political Activistsp. 237
Abolitionists
Civil Rights Activists
Lynching Victim
Protest Letter
Religionp. 287
Churches
Leaders
Religious Education
Sportsp. 315
Automobile Racing
Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Boxing
Cycling
Football
Golf
Horse Racing
Olympics
Tennis
Sports Writers
Bibliographyp. 349
Indexp. 369
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