Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

by Tracy E. K'Meyer

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Overview

The struggles of the civil rights movement were not limited to the Deep South. Although states like Alabama and Mississippi receive the most attention from historians, civil rights leaders were active across the country, challenging racial stereotypes and working to end discrimination in cities large and small. Louisville, Kentucky's unique status as a border city between the North, South, and Midwest presented local civil rights leaders with fertile ground on which to pursue their agenda and their efforts would foreshadow the future direction of the national movement. Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945--1980, fills a void by focusing on four decades of Louisville's civil rights history. Using a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, including oral history records of movement participants, Tracy E. K'Meyer connects the movement in Louisville to related movements in other cities in the region and across the nation. Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South offers insight into how America's race relations got to where they are today, and clues to their future direction.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813125398
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 05/01/2009
Series: Civil Rights and the Struggle for Black Equality in the Twentieth Century Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 438
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Tracy E. K'Meyer is associate professor of U.S. history at the University of Louisville. She is the author of numerous articles on the civil rights movement and race relations, as well as the book Interracialism and Christian Community in the Postwar South: The Story of Koinonia Farm.

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