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Struggle for Black Equality

ISBN-10: 0809089246
ISBN-13: 9780809089246
Edition: 3rd 2008 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 9/30/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

The Struggle for Black Equalityis a dramatic, memorable history of the civil rights movement. Harvard Sitkoff offers both a brilliant interpretation of the personalities and dynamics of civil rights organizations and a compelling analysis of the continuing problems plaguing many African Americans. With a new foreword and afterword, and an up-to-date bibliography, this anniversary edition highlights the continuing significance of the movement for black equality and justice.

The son of an attorney who practiced before the U.S. Supreme Court, John Hope Franklin was born in Rentiesville, Oklahoma on January 2, 1915. He received a B. A. from Fisk University in 1935 and a master's degree in 1936 and a Ph.D. in 1941 from Harvard University. During his career in education, he taught at a numerous institutions including Brooklyn College, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, and Duke University. He also had teaching stints in Australia, China, and Zimbabwe. He has written numerous scholarly works including The Militant South, 1800-1861 (1956); Reconstruction After the Civil War (1961); The Emancipation Proclamation (1963); and The Color Line: Legacy for the 21st Century (1993). His comprehensive history From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African-Americans (1947) is generally acknowledged to be the basic survey of African American history. He received numerous awards during his lifetime including the Medal of Freedom in 1995 and the John W. Kluge Prize for the Study of Humanities in 2006. He worked with Thurgood Marshall's team of lawyers in their effort to end segregation in the 1954 case Brown v. Board of Education and participated in the 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was president of the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Southern Historical Association, and the American Studies Association. He was also a founding member of the Black Academy of Arts and served on the U.S. Commission for UNESCO and the Committee on International Exchange of Scholars. He died of congestive heart failure on March 25, 2009 at the age of 94.

Foreword
Preface to the 1993 Edition
Up from Slavery
The Cradle Rocks
Bigger Than a Hamburger
The Long Journey
We Shall Overcome
How Many Roads
Heirs of Malcolm X
The Dream Deferred ... the Struggle Continues
Afterword
Bibliographical Essay
Index

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