ISBN-10:
0847690547
ISBN-13:
9780847690541
Pub. Date:
11/28/1998
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968 (Debating 20th Century America Series) / Edition 1

Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 1945-1968 (Debating 20th Century America Series) / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9780847690541
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/1998
Series: Debating Twentieth-Century America Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.54(d)

About the Author

Steven F. Lawson is professor of history at Rutgers University and author of Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America since 1941. He lives in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Charles Payne is professor of history and African-American studies at Duke University and author of I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle. Payne lives in Durham, North Carolina.

Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Debating the Civil Rights Movement: The View from the Nation Chapter 1: Excerpt from To Secure These Rights: The Report of the President’s Committee on Civil Rights (1947)
Chapter 2: '96 Congressmen’s Declaration of Integration (March 11, 1956)
Chapter 3: Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Situation in Little Rock (September 24, 1957)
Chapter 4: Excerpts from Hearings before the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Montgomery, Alabama (December 8 and 9, 1958)
Chapter 5: Memorandum to Mr. Belmont from A. Rosen Concerning the Racial Situation in Albany, Georgia (January 17, 1963)
Chapter 6: Memorandum to the Attorney General from the Director of the FBI Concerning the Racial Situation in Albany, Georgia (January 18, 1963)
Chapter 7: John F. Kennedy’s Radio and Television Report to the American People on Civil Rights (June 11, 1963)
Chapter 8: Letter from Wiley A. Branton, Project Director, Voter Education Project, to Dr. Aaron Henry and Mr. Robert Moses (November 12, 1963)
Chapter 9: Lyndon B. Johnson’s Special Message to the Congress: The American Promise (March 15, 1965)
Chapter 10: Excerpt from Tom Wicker’s Introduction to the Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders (March 1968)
Part II: Debating the Civil Rights Movement: The View from the Trenches Chapter 11: Excerpt from Ella J. Baker’s “Bigger Than a Hamburger” (June 1960)
Chapter 12: Handbill, Albany Nonviolent Movement (November 9, 1961)
Chapter 13: Chronology of Violence and Intimidation in Mississippi, 1961 (1963)
Chapter 14: Student Voice Editorial and Cartoon on the FBI (November 25, 1964)
Chapter 15: Poster from East Selma, Alabama, from the Student Voice (August 30, 1965)
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John Dittmer

This splendid analytic treatment of the civil rights era should be required reading for undergraduates and scholars alike.

Darlene Clark Hine

An important book that forces us to rethink the meaning of leadership in the most significant movement for social change in 20th century America.

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