The Civil Rights Movement: Struggle and Resistance

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St. Martin's Press, 1997 - History - 196 pages
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This popular text focuses on the African American struggle for civil rights from 1945-2002. William T. Martin Riches shows how the black community used the institutions created by de jure segregation to overcome apartheid and white resistance. Riches emphasises their influence on other groups demanding justice in America and warns that recent events and administrations have endangered the gains made by the movement.

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William T. Martin Riches is a former Senior Lecturer and Convenor of American Studies, University of Ulster at Jordanstown, now retired.

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