Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee A Narrative History

ISBN-10: 1572334436

ISBN-13: 9781572334434

Edition: 2005

Authors: Bobby L. Lovett
List price: $45.00
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Description: The Civil Rights Movement in Tennessee focuses on the years 1864 to 1880, 1881 to 1934, and 1935 to the present (with most attention devoted to the last period). Lovett explores early Jim Crow Tennessee, public school desegregation since Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, sit-in and public desegregation activities, politics and civil rights, and the desegregation of higher education. This well-researched book draws on special collections from libraries across the state, personal papers, manuscript collections, conversations, observations, books, scholarly articles, and newspapers. Lovett covers the entire state, but concentrates on the four major cities: Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, and Nashville. There are short descriptions of local interest to bring the movement alive, as well as sketches of main players, federal judges, and more than three dozen court cases that have affected race and civil rights in Tennessee.

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List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Tennessee Press
Publication date: 11/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 552
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Introduction : the historical background
The strange career of Jim Crow : the early civil rights movement in Tennessee, 1935-1950
We are not afraid! : Brown and Jim Crow schools in Tennessee
Hell no, we won't integrate : continuing school desegregation in Tennessee
Keep Memphis down in Dixie : sit-in demonstrations and desegregation of public facilities
Let nobody turn me around : sit-ins and public demonstrations continue to spread
The King God didn't save : the movement turns violent in Tennessee
The black republicans : civil rights and politics in Tennessee
The black democrats : civil rights and politics in Tennessee
The frustrated fellowship : civil rights and African American politics in Tennessee
Make Tennessee state equivalent to UT for white students : desegregation for higher education
After Geier and the merger : desegregation of higher education in Tennessee continues
Don't you wish you were white? : the conclusion
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