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Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives
     

Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives

by Michael Ezra
 

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ISBN-10: 1598840371

ISBN-13: 2901598840376

Pub. Date: 04/30/2009

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Freedom. Equality. Democracy. These quintessential American principles are defined in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Yet it wasn't until the mid-20th century that those promises were extended to all Americans, regardless of race. Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives documents the lasting impact of the

Overview

Freedom. Equality. Democracy. These quintessential American principles are defined in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Yet it wasn't until the mid-20th century that those promises were extended to all Americans, regardless of race. Civil Rights Movement: People and Perspectives documents the lasting impact of the civil rights movement on American society and culture by exploring the movement at its true grassroots level.

From the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case to protests Movement: People and Perspectives looks at the events that set the stage for guaranteeing equality to all Americans. Expert analysis, along with revealing first-hand accounts, biographical sketches, and other features help readers understand the events that changed forever what it means to be an American citizen, legally and culturally.

Titles in the Perpectives in American Social History series look at how ordinary people from all parts of American Society influenced—and were affected by—the defining eras and pivotal events in U.S. history. It is a ground-level view of history—a complementary way of exploring crucial moments when American society underwent significant change. Topics are selected to fit curriculum standards for both high school history classes and undergraduate American history courses. An emphasis on social history brings a groundbreaking new trend in historical analysis into the classroom while focusing discussions on topics that will engage students and enhance the traditional approach to history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901598840376
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2009
Series:
Perspectives in American Social History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250

Table of Contents

Series Introduction vii

Introduction xi

About the Editor and Contributors xix

Chronology xxi

1 Early Pioneers Marsha Darling 1

2 Student Activists Francis Shor 19

3 Religion and Clergy Jill K. Gill 39

4 Southern Civil Rights Organizations Lauren Chambers Aggie Ebrahimi Barbara McCaskill 59

5 Organizations outside the South: NAACP and CORE Michael Ezra 77

6 Black Nationalists Yusuf Nuruddin 99

7 The Black Panther Party Arica L. Coleman 121

8 Women Jennifer A. Lemak 139

Primary Documents 155

Reference 173

Bibliography 191

Index 243

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