Let Freedom Ring A Documentary History of the Modern Civil Rights Movement

ISBN-10: 0275934349

ISBN-13: 9780275934347

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter B. Levy
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Description: This book traces the story of the civil rights movement through the written and spoken words of those who participated in it. It includes both classic texts, such as Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and his "Letter from Birmingham Jail," and lesser-known gems, such as Robert Moses' "Letter from a Mississippi Jail Cell" and James Lawson's address to SNCC's 1960 founding meeting. Drawing on research by recent scholars, the volume emphasizes the role that ordinary people played in the struggle for freedom and equality and also displays the breadth of the civil rights movement. It contains documents written by members of all the well-known civil rights organizations: SCLC, NAACP, SNCC, CORE, and the Black Panther Party. It includes pieces written by independent and relatively unknown figures, such as Jo Ann Gibson Robinson and Sheyann Webb. In addition, it includes documents demonstrating the ferocity of white resistance to black equality, such as George Wallace's 1963 "Inaugural Address." The book fills a void, providing a balanced single-volume reader on the civil rights movement. It will be valuable to all those interested in Afro-American history, race relations, the 1960s, and recent American history.

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Book details

List price: $33.95
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 3/30/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 296
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Introduction
Anticipating the Movement
Desegregating the Schools
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Sit-Ins and Freedom Rides
The Fires of Discord Birmingham and the Great March Mississippi: Opening the Closed Society
Selma: The Bridge to Freedom Black Power
The Civil Rights Movement and the Other Movements White Resistance
The Struggle Continues
Appendix: Statistical Profile of Black America
Suggested Readings
Index
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