Essays on the American Civil Rights Movement

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Texas A&M University Press, 1993 - Political Science - 95 pages
As its name suggests, the civil rights movement is an ongoing process, and the scholars contributing to this volume offer new geographical and temporal perspectives on this crucial American experience.

As Clayborne Carson notes in the introduction, the movement involved much more than civil rights reform--it transformed African-American political and social consciousness. In this timely volume John Dittmer provides a new assessment of the effects of grass-roots activists of the movement in Mississippi from 1965 to 1968, to show what happened after the famous Freedom Summer of 1964. George C. Wright shows how African Americans in Kentucky from 1900 to 1970 faced the same racial restrictions and violence as blacks in Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama. W. Marvin Dulaney traces the rise and fall of the movement in Dallas from the 1930s through the 1970s while the nation's attention was focused elsewhere.

 

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Contents

Introduction
3
The Rise and Fall of the Freedom Democratic Party
9
The Civil Rights Movement in Kentucky 190070
44
Whatever Happened to the Civil Rights Movement in Dallas Texas?
66
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Volume editors W. MARVIN DULANEY, assistant professor, and KATHLEEN UNDERWOOD, associate professor, teach history at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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