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The Civil Rights Movement

An Eyewitness History

By Sanford Wexler

The civil rights movement that spanned the years following the Brown v. Board of Education decision of 1954 through the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 marked a watershed period for human rights in America. An Eyewitness History of the Civil Rights Movement covers the key years of 1954-1965 in detail and provides hundreds of firsthand accounts of the movement, drawn from letters, speeches, newspaper editorials, and press statements.

Among the eyewitness testimonies included are those from: Martin Luther King Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Malcolm X, President Lyndon B. Johnson, Rosa Parks, Ralph Abernathy. and many more.

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Format: Book
Author: Wexler, Sanford
Summary: Uses speeches, articles, and other writings of those involved to trace the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, primarily from 1954 to 1965.
Title: The civil rights movement : an eyewitness history / Sanford Wexler ; introduction by Julian Bond.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Facts on File, c1993.
Subject: Civil rights movements -- United States Civil rights movements -- History -- Sources. African Americans -- Civil rights Race relations -- History -- Sources. United States -- Race relations
Isbn: 081602748X (acid-free paper)
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Call Number: 323.1196073 Wex
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Bib Id: 27804

Format: Book
Author: Wexler, Sanford
Summary: Uses speeches, articles, and other writings of those involved to trace the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, primarily from 1954 to 1965.
Title: The civil rights movement : an eyewitness history / Sanford Wexler ; introduction by Julian Bond.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Facts on File, c1993.
Description: xi, 356 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- United States
Subjects: Civil rights movements -- History -- Sources.
Subjects: African Americans -- Civil rights
Subjects: Race relations -- History -- Sources.
Subjects: United States -- Race relations
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 337-348) and index.
Contents: Origins of the civil rights movement : 1865-1948 -- School desegregation and the Brown v. Board of Education decision : 1949-1954 -- Emmett Till case : 1955 -- Montgomery bus boycott : 1955-1957 -- Crisis at Central High : 1957-1959 -- Sit-ins and freedom rides : 1960-1961 -- Albany movement and James Meredith at Ole Miss : 1961-1962 -- Birmingham and Tuscaloosa, Alabama : Spring 1963 -- March on Washington : 1964 -- Freedom summer : 1964 -- Selma and the Votings Rights Act : 1965 -- Legacy of the civil rights movement.
LCCN: 92028674
ISBN: 081602748X (acid-free paper)
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Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: 323.1196073 Wex