The Civil Rights Movement: A Reference Guide, 2nd Edition

  • Peter B. Levy
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  • ISBN-10: 1440863016
  • ISBN-13: 9781440863011
  • DDC: 323.1196
  • 312 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released October 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Ideal for research, this one-stop reference provides a unique introduction to the Civil Rights Movement as it includes its development, issues, and leaders. Six essays capture the drama and conflict of the struggle, covering, among other topics, the origins of the movement, the role of women, the battle for racial equality in the North, and the lasting effects of the protests of the 1950s and 1960s. Ready-reference features include a chronology, a bibliography, photographs, and biographical profiles of 20 activists, from Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X to Ella Baker and Angela Davis. The book also contains a selection of primary sources, including presidential addresses, Supreme Court decisions, and FBI reports on Malcolm X and Stokeley Carmichael. Based on the latest scholarship in the field, this guide gives readers all of the analysis and reference sources they need to expand their understanding of the Civil Rights movement.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
Preface to First Edition.
Preface to Second Edition.
Chronology of Events.
1: The Modern Civil Rights Movement: An Overview.
2: Freedom's Coming and It Won't Be Long: The Origins of the Civil Rights Movement.
3: Mississippi: “Is This America?” A Case Study of the Movement.
4: In the North Too: The Black Freedom Struggle Outside of Dixie.
5: Sisterhood Is Powerful: Women and the Civil Rights Movement.
6: From Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter.
Biographical Essays.
7: Ella Jo Baker (1903–1986).
8: Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) (1941–1998).
9: Septima Clark (1898–1987).
10: Angela Davis (1944–).
11: Medgar Evers (1925–1963).
12: James Farmer (1920–1999).
13: Fannie Lou Hamer (Townsend) (1917–1977).
14: Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929–1968).
15: John Lewis (1940–).
16: Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) (1925–1965).
17: Thurgood Marshall (1908–1993).
18: Clarence Maurice Mitchell, Jr. (1911–1984).
19: Robert Parris Moses (1935–).
20: Huey P. Newton (1942–1989).
21: Rosa Louise Mccauley Parks (1913–2005).
22: A. (Asa) Philip Randolph (1889–1979).
23: Gloria St. Clair Hayes Richardson (1922–).
24: Bayard Rustin (1912–1987).
25: Nina Simone (1933–2003).
26: Roy Ottoway Wilkins (1901–1981).
27: Robert F. Williams (1929–1996).
28: Robert Zellner (1939–).
Primary Documents.
29: Civil Rights Congress, We Charge Genocide (1951).
30: Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas (1954).
31: From Testimony of Mose Wright, Trial of Roy Bryant and J. W. Milam (1955).
32: From President Dwight D. Eisenhower, “Radio and Television Address to the American People on the Situation in Little Rock” (1957).
33: Robert Moses, “Letter from a Mississippi Jail Cell” (1961).
34: George C. Wallace, “Inaugural Address” (1963).
35: From John F. Kennedy, “Address on Civil Rights” (1963).
36: Remarks by Martin Luther King, Jr., and Other Black Leaders on Birmingham Bombing Made at Private Meeting at the White House with President John F. Kennedy and Black Leaders (September 19, 1963).
37: From Fannie Lou Hamer, “Testimony before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention,” Atlantic City, New Jersey (1964).
38: Gloria Richardson, “Focus on Freedom—Here and Now,” Freedomways (1964).
39: Summary of Malcolm X's “Ballot or Bullet Speech,” Detroit, Michigan (April 14, 1964).
40: Excerpts from President Lyndon B. Johnson, “To Fulfill These Rights: Commencement Address at Howard University,” Washington, D.C. (1965).
41: Stokely Carmichael, “Address at Black Congress Rally,” Los Angeles, California (1968).
42: From “Report of the National Advisory Commission on Civil Disorders” (1968).
43: From “Opening Statement” in Akil Al-Jundi, et al. v. The Estate of Nelson A. Rockefeller, et al. (1991).
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.