Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 19451968

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-03-14
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

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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 nationp. 3
Excerpt from To secure these rights : the report of the president's committee on civil rightsp. 49
Declaration of constitutional principles : the southern manifestop. 59
Dwight D. Eisenhower's radio and television address to the American people on the situation in Little Rockp. 65
Excerpts from hearings before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Montgomery, Alabamap. 70
The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.p. 79
John F. Kennedy's radio and television report to the American people on civil rightsp. 82
Letter from Wiley A. Branton, director, voter education project, to Aaron Henry and Robert Mosesp. 88
Lyndon B. Johnson's special message to the Congress : the American promisep. 90
Excerpt from the introduction to the report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disordersp. 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 trenchesp. 115
Excerpt from Ella J. Baker's "bigger than a hamburger"p. 159
Handbill, Albany nonviolent movementp. 161
Chronology of violence and intimidation in Mississippi, 1961p. 163
Student voice editorial and cartoon on the FBIp. 166
Poster from East Selma, Alabama, from the Student Voicep. 168
"This transformation of people" : an interview with Bob Mosesp. 170
An interview with Eldridge W. Steptoe, Jr.p. 189
An interview with Fannie Lou Hamerp. 199
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