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Author Goduti, Philip A., 1974-

Title Robert F. Kennedy and the shaping of civil rights, 1960-1964 / Philip A. Goduti, Jr
Published Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012
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Contents Prologue: 1950s: "A new generation of Americans" -- 1960: finding a voice: the campaign -- Sit-ins, the Kennedys and King -- The New Frontier -- "We few, we happy few" -- 1961: action: freedom rides and the vote -- Soldiers for justice -- CORE and the freedom rides -- SNCC: getting to Montgomery -- First Baptist Church -- Mississippi -- Striving for full equality -- 1962: conflict: Ole Miss -- Martin and Bobby -- "Hello, Governor" -- Leading to confrontation -- Enter JFK -- Inside the White House; riot at Ole Miss -- 1963: beginnings: Alabama, the Civil Rights Act and the March -- The Kennedy brothers -- King and Birmingham -- Crimson tide: George Wallace and Robert Kennedy -- Marching orders -- Epilogue: 1964: Bobby and Ted
Summary "This book explores how the Kennedy brothers and civil rights leaders, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., John Lewis and James Meredith, pushed for change at a critical time in the civil rights movement. It explores Robert Kennedy's role in key events including Freedom Rides (1961), Ole Miss crisis (1962), and Birmingham campaign and March on Washington (1963)"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1961-1963.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1283740230
1476600872 (electronic bk.)
9781476600871 (electronic bk.)