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To Redeem the Soul of America

To Redeem the Soul of America

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr

  • Author: Adam Fairclough
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820323466
  • Category: History
  • Page: 522
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To Redeem the Soul of America looks beyond the towering figure of Martin Luther King, Jr., to disclose the full workings of the organization that supported him. As Adam Fairclough reveals the dynamics within the Southern Christian Leadership Conference he shows how Julian Bond, Jesse Jackson, Wyatt Walker, Andrew Young, and others also played a hand in the triumphs of Selma and Birmingham and the frustrations of Albany and Chicago. Joining a charismatic leader with an inspired group of activists, the SCLC built a bridge from the black proletariat to the white liberal elite and then, finally, to the halls of Congress and the White House.

To Redeem the Soul of America

To Redeem the Soul of America

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Martin Luther King, Jr

  • Author: Adam Fairclough
  • Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820309385
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 504
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Discusses racism in the North and South, and offers profiles of Black leaders involved in the movement

Like a Holy Crusade

Like a Holy Crusade

Mississippi, 1964 - The Turning of the Civil Rights Movement in America

  • Author: Nicolaus Mills
  • Publisher: Ivan R Dee
  • ISBN: 9781566630269
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 222
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Provides an account of the Mississippi Summer Project of 1964 and the turning of the civil rights movement in America. This book recalls the triumphs of the episode and shows how the quest for racial solidarity turned divisive and laid the foundations for the black power movement.

Redemption

Redemption

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Last 31 Hours

  • Author: Joseph Rosenbloom
  • Publisher: Beacon Press
  • ISBN: 0807083380
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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Chronicles the last 31 hours of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life as he seeks to revive the non-violent civil rights movement and push to end poverty in America.

The Fight for Freedom

The Fight for Freedom

A Memoir of My Years in the Civil Rights Movement

  • Author: John Reynolds
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 1477210121
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 226
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In the summer of 1965, an eighteen-year-old boy, filled with frustration and anger at the injustices of the segregated society in his hometown of Troy, Alabama, volunteers to help Civil Rights workers sent to Alabama by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference as part of a campaign to register black people to vote. A few short months later, he finds himself in Atlanta, standing in the sanctuary of Ebenezer Baptist Church being interviewed by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for a position on SCLC’s field staff. As a young foot soldier in the Civil Rights Movement, author John Reynolds was an eyewitness to history. In The Fight for Freedom, he shares his experiences in some of the hot spots of that day, such as Selma, Birmingham, and Mississippi. A passionate and dedicated soldier, Reynolds was jailed more than twenty times and beaten on numerous occasions as he went through some of the toughest battles of the movement and played a role in awakening the national conscience and redeeming the soul of America. “The revealing, relevant, coming-of-age tale of a man and a nation. Tracing his years in the civil rights movement, Reynolds offers an insider’s view of the people, events and tactics that brought the United States closer to the fulfillment of the founders’ promise that ‘all men are created equal.’ Although this account concerns a time now past, it’s nonetheless a timely reminder that citizens should always be ready to fight the good fight.” –Excerpt from Kirkus Reviews

Teaching Equality

Teaching Equality

Black Schools in the Age of Jim Crow

  • Author: Adam Fairclough
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820322728
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 110
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In Teaching Equality, Adam Fairclough provides an overview of the enormous contributions made by African American teachers to the black freedom movement in the United States. Beginning with the close of the Civil War, when “the efforts of the slave regime to prevent black literacy meant that blacks . . . associated education with liberation,” Fairclough explores the development of educational ideals in the black community up through the years of the civil rights movement. He traces black educators’ connection to the white community and examines the difficult compromises they had to make in order to secure schools and funding. Teachers did not, he argues, sell out the black community but instead instilled hope and commitment to equality in the minds of their pupils. Defining the term teacher broadly to include any person who taught students, whether in a backwoods cabin or the brick halls of a university, Fairclough illustrates the multifaceted responsibilities of individuals who were community leaders and frontline activists as well as conveyors of knowledge. He reveals the complicated lives of these educators who, in the face of a prejudice-based social order and a history of oppression, sustained and inspired the minds and hearts of generations of black Americans.

Race & Democracy

Race & Democracy

The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972

  • Author: Adam Fairclough
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 9780820331140
  • Category: History
  • Page: 610
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From the foundation of the New Orleans branch of the NAACP in 1915 to the beginning of Edwin Edwards' first term as governor in 1972, this is a wide-ranging study of the civil rights struggle in Louisiana. This edition contains a new preface which brings the narrative up-to-date, including coverage of Hurricane Katrina.

If Your Back's Not Bent

If Your Back's Not Bent

The Role of the Citizenship Education Program in the Civil Rights Movement

  • Author: Dorothy F. Cotton
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0743296842
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 323
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Director of the Citizenship Education Program, Dorothy Cotton, recounts the accomplishments of the program and her experiences in the civil rights movement.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Author: John A. Kirk
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1317876504
  • Category: History
  • Page: 248
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Combining the latest insights from KIng biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date critical analysis of the relationship between King and the wider civil rights movement. Delivering a fresh perspective on the relationship between 'the man and the movement', Kirk argues that it is the interactionbetween national and local movement concerns that is essential to understanding King's leadership and black activism in the 1950s and 1960s. Kirk examines King's strengths and his limitations, and weighs the role that king played in then movement alongside the contributions of other civil rights organizations and leaders, and local civil rights activists. Suitable for undergraduate courses in 20th century US history.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 3: History

  • Author: Charles Reagan Wilson
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 1469616556
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 408
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Providing a chronological and interpretive spine to the twenty-four volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, this volume broadly surveys history in the American South from the Paleoindian period (approximately 8000 B.C.E.) to the present. In 118 essays, contributors cover the turbulent past of the region that has witnessed frequent racial conflict, a bloody Civil War fought and lost on its soil, massive in- and out-migration, major economic transformations, and a civil rights movement that brought fundamental change to the social order. Charles Reagan Wilson's overview essay examines the evolution of southern history and the way our understanding of southern culture has unfolded over time and in response to a variety of events and social forces--not just as the opposite of the North but also in the larger context of the Atlantic World. Longer thematic essays cover major eras and events, such as early settlement, slave culture, Reconstruction, the New Deal, and the rise of the New South. Brief topical entries cover individuals--including figures from the Civil War, the civil rights movement, and twentieth-century politics--and organizations such as the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Daughters of the Confederacy, and Citizens' Councils, among others. Together, these essays offer a sweeping reference to the rich history of the region.

Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [4 volumes]

Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic [4 volumes]

An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic

  • Author: Charles A. Gallagher,Cameron D. Lippard
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 1440803463
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 1771
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How is race defined and perceived in America today, and how do these definitions and perceptions compare to attitudes 100 years ago... or 200 years ago? This four-volume set is the definitive source for every topic related to race in the United States.

Leaders from the 1960s: A Biographical Sourcebook of American Activism

Leaders from the 1960s: A Biographical Sourcebook of American Activism

A Biographical Sourcebook of American Activism

  • Author: David De Leon
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO
  • ISBN: 0313029172
  • Category: History
  • Page: 632
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The throngs at Woodstock, Jane Fonda in Hanoi, I Have a Dream, burning draft cards, fire in the streets--these images of the 1960s are still very much alive today. What happened to the people and principles that dominated that decade? Which leaders from those turbulent years had the most lasting effect on our lives today? How well have the principles for which those leaders fought so strongly withstood the test of time? This thought-provoking biographical dictionary allows the reader to study the leaders, both conservative and liberal, their ideals, and their enduring influence. With major sections on racial democracy, peace and freedom, sexuality and gender, the environment, radical culture, and visions of alternative societies, Leaders from the 1960s includes entries on a wide selection of nationally prominent activists of the 1960s. In addition to those who dominated only the sixties, the volume includes earlier activists who came into prominence in the 1960s and activists of the era who came into prominence since the 1960s. Each entry provides a biographical sketch, but the focus of the entries is on the person's basic concepts or the essence of his or her work and the public response it generated. Included are extensive bibliographies on the individuals and the period.

A History of African-American Leadership

A History of African-American Leadership

  • Author: John White,Bruce J. Dierenfield
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 131786624X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 408
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The story of black emancipation is one of the most dramatic themes of American history, covering racism, murder, poverty and extreme heroism. Figures such as Malcolm X and Martin Luther King are the demigods of the freedom movements, both film and household figures. This major text explores the African-American experience of the twentieth century with particular reference to six outstanding race leaders. Their philosophies and strategies for racial advancement are compared and set against the historical framework and constraints within which they functioned. The book also examines the 'grass roots' of black protest movements in America, paying particular attention to the major civil rights organizations as well as black separatist groups such as the Nation of Islam.

Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal : an African American Anthology

  • Author: Manning Marable,Leith Mullings
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0742560570
  • Category: History
  • Page: 676
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One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.

Martin Luther King, Jr

Martin Luther King, Jr

  • Author: Adam Fairclough
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820316539
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 163
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Chronicles the life and work of the civil rights leader, discussing his philosophies and politics, his response to Black power, and his concern for the poor, both Black and white

Bending Toward Justice

Bending Toward Justice

The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy

  • Author: Gary May
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465050735
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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When the Fifteenth Amendment of 1870 granted African Americans the right to vote, it seemed as if a new era of political equality was at hand. Before long, however, white segregationists across the South counterattacked, driving their black countrymen from the polls through a combination of sheer terror and insidious devices such as complex literacy tests and expensive poll taxes. Most African Americans would remain voiceless for nearly a century more, citizens in name only until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act secured their access to the ballot. In Bending Toward Justice, celebrated historian Gary May describes how black voters overcame centuries of bigotry to secure and preserve one of their most important rights as American citizens. The struggle that culminated in the passage of the Voting Rights Act was long and torturous, and only succeeded because of the courageous work of local freedom fighters and national civil rights leaders—as well as, ironically, the opposition of Southern segregationists and law enforcement officials, who won public sympathy for the voting rights movement by brutally attacking peaceful demonstrators. But while the Voting Rights Act represented an unqualified victory over such forces of hate, May explains that its achievements remain in jeopardy. Many argue that the 2008 election of President Barack Obama rendered the act obsolete, yet recent years have seen renewed efforts to curb voting rights and deny minorities the act’s hard-won protections. Legal challenges to key sections of the act may soon lead the Supreme Court to declare those protections unconstitutional. A vivid, fast-paced history of this landmark piece of civil rights legislation, Bending Toward Justice offers a dramatic, timely account of the struggle that finally won African Americans the ballot—although, as May shows, the fight for voting rights is by no means over.

Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement

Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement

A Biography

  • Author: Randal Maurice Jelks
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807869872
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 352
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In this first full-length biography of Benjamin Mays (1894-1984), Randal Maurice Jelks chronicles the life of the man Martin Luther King Jr. called his "spiritual and intellectual father." Dean of the Howard University School of Religion, president of Morehouse College, and mentor to influential black leaders, Mays had a profound impact on the education of the leadership of the black church and of a generation of activists, policymakers, and educators. Jelks argues that Mays's ability to connect the message of Christianity with the responsibility to challenge injustice prepared the black church for its pivotal role in the civil rights movement. From Mays's humble origins in Epworth, South Carolina, through his doctoral education, his work with institutions such as the National Urban League, the NAACP, and the national YMCA movement, and his significant career in academia, Jelks creates a rich portrait of the man, the teacher, and the scholar. Benjamin Elijah Mays, Schoolmaster of the Movement is a powerful portrayal of one man's faith, thought, and mentorship in bringing American apartheid to an end.

King

King

Pilgrimage to the Mountaintop

  • Author: Harvard Sitkoff
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 0809095165
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 270
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A profile of the influential leader discusses his successes as a civil rights leader and his role as a husband and father as well as his failures and his unfailing faith through personal disappointment and triumph.

New Directions in Civil Rights Studies

New Directions in Civil Rights Studies

  • Author: Armstead L. Robinson,Patricia Sullivan
  • Publisher: University of Virginia Press
  • ISBN: 9780813913193
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 238
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By reassessing the history of the civil rights movement and examining questions and areas of research that need to be addressed by future studies, New Directions in Civil Rights Studies challenges students of the civil rights movement to broaden their vision and, at the same time, to look more closely at the people, the communities, and the networks that provide the rich texture of the movement's history.