Civilities and civil rights: Greensboro, North Carolina, and the Black struggle for freedom

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Oxford University Press, Jan 31, 1980 - History - 436 pages
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The 'sit-ins' at a Woolworth's lunch counter in Greensboro launched the passive resistance phase of the civil rights revolution. This book tells the story of what happened in Greensboro; it also tells the story in microcosm of America's effort to come to grips with our most abiding national dilemma--racism.

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Really touching and enlightening. Must read! Read full review

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I read this book because the faculty retreat was in Greensboro. Chafe, a professor at Duke and a specialist in Oral History, has recreated this moment in history through the eyes of many participants. A wonderful example of the power of oral history. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Inch by Inch
15
The Politics of Moderation
56
Copyright

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William H. Chafe is a professor of history at Duke University and the author of eight books. Raymond Gavins is a professor of history at Duke University and the author of "The Perils and Prospects of Southern Black Leadership". Robert Korstad is an associate professor of public policy studies and history at Duke University and the author of two books. All three are project directors of Behind the Veil.