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Author Levy, Peter B.

Title The civil rights movement / Peter B. Levy
Edition First edition
Published Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1998
Westport, Connecticut : Greenwood Press, [1998]
©1998

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Description xxiv, 226 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Series Greenwood Press guides to historic events of the twentieth century, 1092-177X
Greenwood Press guides to historic events of the twentieth century. 1092-177X
Contents Series Foreword / Randall M. Miller -- The modern civil rights movement: an overview -- Freedom's coming and it won't be long: the origins of the Civil Rights Movement -- Mississippi: "is this America?" a case study of the movement -- With all deliberate speed: the fight for legal equality -- Sisterhood is powerful: women and the civil rights movement -- A second redemption? -- Biographies: The Personalities Behind the Civil Rights Movement -- Primary Documents of the Civil Rights Movement
Summary Six essays capture the drama and conflict of the struggle, covering, among other topics, the origins of the movement, the fight for legal equality, the role of women, and the lasting effects of the protests of the 1950s and 1960s. Ready-reference features include biographical profiles of 20 activists, from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Ella Jo Baker and Bayard Rustin, a chronology, bibliography, and photographs. This work also contains 15 primary documents, including presidential addresses and speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., Stokely Carmichael, Malcolm X, and George Wallace
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index
Subject Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century -- Sources.
Civil rights workers -- United States -- Biography.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Biography.
History.
Sources.
Biographies.
LC no. 97022553
ISBN 0313298548
9780313298547