9780631220435

The Civil Rights Movement

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  • ISBN13:

    9780631220435

  • ISBN10:

    0631220437

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-10-19
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

The Civil Rights Movement is a collection of the best scholarship on one of America's most important social movements. Editor Jack Davis expands the usual historical boundaries of the Civil Rights Movement as he follows it from pre-World War II activism to the affirmative action initiatives begun in the 1960s. These essays reveal the grassroots character of the movement by exploring its continuity, local nature, and decentralized and diverse leadership. Through this broader scope, students learn about women's activism, white liberals and moderates, local initiatives, environmental racism, and black political empowerment. Twelve essays are arranged chronologically and topically, each with supporting primary documents, a detailed timeline, and further reading lists. This collection provides an ideal source for teaching Civil Rights with a fresh perspective.

Author Biography

Jack E. Davis teaches history at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is the author of Race Against Time: Culture and Separation in Natchez since 1930 (2001).

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors x
Series Editor's Preface xii
Acknowledgments xiv
List of Acronyms
xv
Chronology xvi
Introduction 1(6)
PART I SOWING SEEDS 7(54)
Foundations
9(24)
Introduction
9(1)
Article: Southern Reformers, the New Deal, and the Movement's Foundation
10(20)
Patricia Sullivan
Document A: Street Car Petition, Jacksonville, Florida, 1901
30(1)
Document B: NAACP School Desegregation Petition, 1955
31(1)
Further Reading
32(1)
Labor and Civil Rights
33(28)
Introduction
33(1)
Article: Organized Labor and the Struggle for Black Equality in Mobile during World War II
34(20)
Bruce Nelson
Document A: Transcription of Tape Documentary on Natchez Laundry Workers Strike, October 17, 1965
54(2)
Document B: Memoirs of a Birmingham Coal Miner, 1964
56(4)
Further Reading
60(1)
PART II DEFIANCE 61(46)
White Resistance
63(26)
Introduction
63(1)
Article: Crabgrass-Roots Politics: Race, Rights, and the Reaction Against Liberalism in the Urban North, 1940-1964
64(20)
Thomas J. Sugrue
Document A: Untitled Little Rock Poem, ca. 1957
84(1)
Document B: Americans for the Preservation of the White Race, Broadside, ca. 1960s
85(2)
Document C: Brumsic Brandon Jr. ``Up North, Down South,'' cartoons, 1963
87(1)
Further Reading
87(2)
Anticommunism, Anti-Civil Rights
89(18)
Introduction
89(1)
Article: Race and Red-Baiting
90(12)
Adam Fairclough
Document A: Defenders' News and Views, August-September, 1959
102(1)
Document B: Letter to the Mississippi State Sovereignty Commission, 1960
103(1)
Further Reading
104(3)
PART III PARTICIPANTS 107(46)
Liberals and Moderates
109(20)
Introduction
109(1)
Article: ``South of the South?'': Jews, Blacks, and the Civil Rights Movement in Miami, 1945-1960
110(12)
Raymond A. Mohl
Document A: The Conversion of Peggy Terry, ca. 1950s
122(3)
Document B: ``One can not be a Christian and a Segregationist, Too,'' 1979
125(2)
Further Reading
127(2)
Women in the Civil Rights Movements
129(24)
Introduction
129(1)
Article: Passing the Torch: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement
130(15)
LaVerne Gyant
Document A: Fannie Lou Hamer, ``The Special Plight and Role of Black Women,'' 1971
145(4)
Document B: Septima Poinsette Clark Memoir, 1979, 1984
149(1)
Document C: Clarice T. Campbell Correspondence, Summer 1956
150(1)
Further Reading
151(2)
PART IV LOCAL-NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS 153(50)
The NAACP
155(48)
Introduction
155(1)
Article: The NAACP in North Carolina during the Age of Segregation
156(16)
Raymond Gavins
Document A: NAACP v. Button, 1963
172(2)
Document B: Jackson, Mississippi, Boycott Campaign, 1962-3
174(2)
Further Reading
176(1)
Grassroots
Introduction
177(1)
Article: Baseball's Reluctant Challenge: Desegregating Major League Spring Training Sites, 1961-1964
178(15)
Jack E. Davis
Document A: Siege at Savannah, 1964
193(5)
Document B: People in Motion: The Story of the Birmingham Movement, 1966
198(3)
Further Reading
201(2)
PART V EMPOWERMENT 203(52)
Black Power and Culture
205(26)
Introduction
205(1)
Article: New Day in Babylon: The Black Power Movement and American Culture, 1965-1975
206(19)
William L Van DeBurg
Document A: Robert Williams, Negroes With Guns, 1962
225(1)
Document B: Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamilton, ``The Search for New Forms,'' 1967
226(2)
Document C: Brumsic Brandon Jr. Cartoon, 1968
228(1)
Further Reading
229(2)
Political Power
231(24)
Introduction
231(1)
Article: The Civil Rights Movement as Urban Reform: Atlanta's Black Neighborhoods and a New ``Progressivism''
232(14)
Ronald H. Bayor
Document A: Voter Registration Testimonies, ca. 1960s
246(2)
Document B: Petition, August 29, 1965
248(3)
Document C: Shaw v. Reno, 1993
251(2)
Further Reading
253(2)
PART VI THE CONTINUING SAGA 255(48)
Environmental Injustice
257(23)
Introduction
257(1)
Article: From NIMBY to Civil Rights: The Origins of the Environmental Justice Movement
258(16)
Eileen Maura McGurty
Document A: Slum Clearance, Community Style, ca. 1940s
274(2)
Document B: Letter Addressing Lead Poisoning, 1957
276(2)
Further Reading
278(2)
Affirmative Action
280(23)
Introduction
280(1)
Article: Race, History, and Policy, African Americans and Civil Rights Since 1964
281(17)
Hugh Davis Graham
Document A: The Kerner Report, Employment Report, Introduction, 1968
298(1)
Document B: Keyes v. School District No. I, Denver, Colorado (1973)
299(3)
Further Reading
302(1)
Index 303

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