The American civil rights movement

readings & interpretations

Author: Raymond D'Angelo

Publisher: Dushkin Pub Group


Category: History

Page: 592

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This new reader comprises an extensive collection of primary and secondary documents of the American Civil Rights movement. These documents are complemented by analytical and interpretive essays by the editor, setting these documents in their historical, social, and political context.The seeds for the modern Civil Rights Movement were planted nearly a century ago within the black Baptist Church, labor unions, the black press, and organizations like the NAACP and the SNYC. Each of the seven sections of this book present a carefully chosen selection of newspaper, magazine, and journal articles, letters, speeches, reports, and legal documents, all chronicling the one aspect of the movement for black rights from the earliest days of post-Civil War segregation to the present. The works of eminent scholars, historians, legislators, and jurists alternate with the voices of movement leaders and followers, black politicians, black entertainers, and average citizens, all blending together to tell the story of struggle, failures, and successes on the road to equality for Black Americans.

Teaching the American Civil Rights Movement

Freedom's Bittersweet Song

Author: Julie Buckner Armstrong

Publisher: Psychology Press


Category: Education

Page: 259

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The past fifteen years have seen renewed interest in the civil rights movement. Television documentaries, films and books have brought the struggles into our homes and classrooms once again. New evidence in older criminal cases demands that the judicial system reconsider the accuracy of investigations and legal decisions. Racial profiling, affirmative action, voting districting, and school voucher programs keep civil rights on the front burner in the political arena. In light of this, there are very few resources for teaching the civil rights at the university level. This timely and invaluable book fills this gap. This book offers perspectives on presenting the movement in different classroom contexts; strategies to make the movement come alive for students; and issues highlighting topics that students will find appealing. Including sample syllabi and detailed descriptions from courses that prove effective, this work will be useful for all instructors, both college and upper level high school, for courses in history, education, race, sociology, literature and political science.

The Civil Rights Movement

Author: Peter B. Levy

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: History

Page: 226

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A one-stop guide for students providing narrative description, in-depth analysis, biographies, and key primary documents on the Civil Rights movement.

Lay Bare the Heart

An Autobiography of the Civil Rights Movement

Author: James Farmer

Publisher: TCU Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 370

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The founder of CORE recounts the evolution of the civil rights movement and documents previous conditions

An Easy Burden

The Civil Rights Movement and the Transformation of America

Author: Andrew Young



Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 550

View: 547

The civil rights movement and the generations of men and women who lived and died to redeem the soul of America changed this country and the world forever. An Easy Burden is a first-person account of the brave and the foolhardy, the weak and the strong, the blind and the visionary, who fought on both sides of that struggle. --From publisher's description.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou (Book Analysis)

Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

Author: Bright Summaries



Category: Study Aids

Page: 46

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Unlock the more straightforward side of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings with this concise and insightful summary and analysis! This engaging summary presents an analysis of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, the first part of the author’s seven-volume autobiography, which recounts her life up to the age of 17, shortly after the birth of her son. Her early life was marked by adversity: her parents were largely absent, racism and discrimination were rife across America, and she endured a traumatic sexual assault at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. However, in spite of these hardships, Angelou found joy in literature and in her relationship with her beloved brother Bailey, resulting in an undercurrent of optimism throughout her memoir. Maya Angelou was an American poet, memoirist, actress, singer and activist. She is remembered in particular for her autobiographical writings and her poems, including “Still I Rise” and “On the Pulse of Morning”, which she recited at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. Find out everything you need to know about I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings in a fraction of the time! This in-depth and informative reading guide brings you: • A complete plot summary • Character studies • Key themes and symbols • Questions for further reflection Why choose Available in print and digital format, our publications are designed to accompany you on your reading journey. The clear and concise style makes for easy understanding, providing the perfect opportunity to improve your literary knowledge in no time. See the very best of literature in a whole new light with!

Transnational Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

African American Explorations of the Gandhian Repertoire

Author: Sean Chabot

Publisher: Lexington Books


Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 177

This book explores collective learning in the Gandhian repertoire's transnational diffusion from the Indian independence movement to the American civil rights movement. Instead of focusing primarily on interpersonal linkages or causal mechanisms, it highlights how decades of translation and experimentation by various actors enabled full implementation. It also shows that transnational diffusion was not a linear and predictable process, but underwent numerous twists and turns. It is relevant for contemporary scholars as well as activists.

The UnGandhian Gandhi

The Life and Afterlife of the Mahatma

Author: Claude Markovits

Publisher: Anthem Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 173

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An examination of the life and afterlife of the Mahatma.

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement

Author: John A. Kirk

Publisher: Routledge


Category: History

Page: 204

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Martin Luther King, Jr is one of the iconic figures of 20th century history, and one of the most influential and important in the American Civil Rights Movement; John Kirk here presents the life of Martin Luther King in the context of that movement, placing him at the center of the Afro-American fight for equality and recognition. This book combines the insights from two fields of study, seeking to combine the top down; national federal policy-oriented approach to the movement with the bottom up, local grassroots activism approach to demonstrate how these different levels of activism intersect and interact with each other.

The American Past: A Survey of American History, Volume I: To 1877

Author: Joseph Conlin

Publisher: Cengage Learning


Category: History

Page: 504

View: 964

Author Joseph R. Conlin’s award-winning teaching and writing styles are reflected in this colorful and engaging look at the individuals, events, and ideas that have shaped our nation’s past. Organized into short chapters and updated with new insights into recently published research, this text sets the story in a political context, weaving in social, cultural, economic, intellectual, constitutional, diplomatic, and military events along the way. Conlin’s popular sidebars and How They Lived vignettes-many of which are new in this edition-bring historical stories to life and emphasize the human and social dimensions of history. With its literary prose style and its unifying voice, THE AMERICAN PAST, Ninth Edition will capture and hold your students’ interest as it guides them on a fascinating, eye-opening walk through the years gone by. Conlin’s text is available in the following volume options: THE AMERICAN PAST: A SURVEY OF AMERICAN HISTORY, Comprehensive, (Chapters 1-52), ISBN: 049557287X; VOLUME I: TO 1877, (Chapters 1-24), ISBN: 0495572888; VOLUME II: SINCE 1865, (Chapters 24-52), ISBN: 0495572896. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.