Debating the civil rights movement, 1945-1968

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - History - 167 pages
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This excellent introduction to the civil rights movement captures the drama and impact of the black struggle for equality. Written by two of the most respected scholars of African-American history, Steven F. Lawson and Charles Payne examine the individuals who made the movement a success, both at the highest level of government and in the grassroot trenches.

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STEVEN F. LAWSON has taught at the University of South Florida and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is now professor of American history and vice-chair for undergraduate education at Rutgers University. He is the author of "Black Ballots: Voting Rights in the South, 19441;1969; In Pursuit of Power: Southern Blacks and Electoral Politics, 19651;1982; Running for Freedom: Civil Rights and Black Politics in America Since 1941;" and, with Charles Payne, "Debating the Civil Rights Movement, 19451;1968," He served as an academic adviser to the public television documentary series "Eyes on the Prize," I and II. He is currently completing a volume of his essays on the civil rights movement.

Charles M. Payne is the Sally Dalton Robinson Professor of African American studies, History and Sociology at Duke University. He is the author of the prize-winning "I've Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition in the
Mississippi Civil Rights Movement".

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