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Author Kirk, John A., 1970-

Title Redefining the color line : Black activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970 / John A. Kirk ; foreword, John David Smith, series editor
Published Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2002]
©2002

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Description xx, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series New perspectives on the history of the South
New perspectives on the history of the South.
Contents Foreword / John David Smith -- 1. Founding a Movement -- 2. War, Race, and Confrontation -- 3. Postwar Reform and Its Limitations -- 4. Brown v. Board of Education -- 5. The Little Rock School Crisis -- 6. Dismantling Jim Crow -- 7. New Challenges
Summary "Early civil-rights scholarship focused almost exclusively on the role played by national civil rights organizations between 1955 and 1965. John Kirk argues that only by understanding the groundwork laid by black activists at the grassroots level in the 1940s and 1950s can we fully understand the significance of later protests. Moreover, Kirk shows that local-level black activists and black organizations were not homogeneous, but differed significantly in their goals and strategies, thereby adding a multidimensional facet to a complex struggle that was more than just white against black."
"Drawing upon oral history interviews and new material garnered from activists' privately owned collections, as well as extensive documentation from local, state, regional, and national public archives, Redefining the Color Line charts new territory in the study of the Little Rock school crisis and forces a reevaluation of that familiar event and its place in the history of the civil rights struggle."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [213]-227) and index
Subject African Americans -- Civil rights -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Segregation -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
African American civil rights workers -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
African American political activists -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
School integration -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Arkansas -- Little Rock -- History -- 20th century.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Race relations.
Little Rock (Ark.) -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
LC no. 2002019472
ISBN 081302496X cloth alkaline paper