Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience

Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience

by Jessie Carney Smith, Linda T Wynn

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Freedom Facts and Firsts: 400 Years of the African American Civil Rights Experience by Jessie Carney Smith, Linda T Wynn


Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781578591923
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
Publication date: 01/01/2009
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 12 Years

About the Author

Jessie Carney Smith is a noted African American studies scholar and a professor of humanities at Fisk University. She is the author of Black Firsts and Black Heroes. Linda T. Wynn is the assistant director for state programs at the Tennessee Historical Commission and a professor of history at Fisk University. They both live in Nashville, Tennessee.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Foreword xv

Arts and Entertainment 1

Movements

Artists

Entertainers

Filmmakers

Films

Music

Music Entrepreneur

Singers

Literature

Writers

Civil Rights 23

Cities and Towns

Freedom Celebrations

Protests

Race Consciousness

Speeches

Education 81

Colleges and Universities

Integration of Colleges and Universities

Curriculum

Educators

School Desegregation

Protest Training School

Journalism 119

Journalists

Magazines

News Services

Newspapers

Law and Government 139

Attorneys

Civil Rights Commission

Civil Rights Laws and Cases

Executive Order

Federal Commission

Federal Officials and Intervention

The Military

Prisons

Resolutions

Organizations 195

Groups

Leaders

Political Activists 237

Abolitionists

Civil Rights Activists

Lynching Victim

Protest Letter

Religion 287

Churches

Leaders

Religious Education

Sports 315

Automobile Racing

Baseball

Basketball

Bowling

Boxing

Cycling

Football

Golf

Horse Racing

Olympics

Tennis

Sports Writers

Bibliography 349

Index 369

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