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The civil rights movement
Winters, Paul A., 1965-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, [2000]

Physical Description:
287 pages : map ; 23 cm.
The fight for rights begins -- Litigation and political lobbying -- Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott -- Nonviolence and racial justice -- Malcom X and Black nationalism -- Southern states sidestep desegregation orders -- Massive resistance by Southern states -- The Federal Government's litigation strategy -- Peaceful demonstrations and radical tactics -- The student sit-in campaign -- Civil disobedience in Birmingham -- The march on Washington -- Blacks question the multiracial movement -- Churches join the movement -- Freedom summer -- The ineffectiveness of nonviolence -- From protest to politics -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- Johnson and the white backlash -- The end of the Civil Rights Coalition -- The Chicago Freedom Movement of 1966 -- The Anti-War movement -- The fight for rights continues -- Integration or anti-discrimination? -- Equal economic opportunity -- Black voting in Mississippi.
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Accelerated Reader AR UG 11.3 15.0 41137.

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Examines events that led to the abolition of Jim Crow laws and discriminatory practices in the South, from the decision of 1954 to the 1968 King assassination, and discusses enduring changes in American politics and society. Articles are selected for readability and content, and analyze the progression, causes, and strategies of the movement, presenting a variety of perspectives on the leaders, groups, and milestones of the period. Includes a historical overview and selection introductions, plus a chronology and primary documents. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Author Notes

Editor Paul Winters was born on April 3, 1965 in San Diego, California. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (1988) and earned an M. A. from the University of California, Davis (1991).

He has worked for UCLA, the Getty Art History Information Program, Greenhaven Press and Enslow Publications.

He has worked on several series aimed at high school students, including Opposing Viewpoints, Current Controversies and At Issue.

(Bowker Author Biography)

Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 8^-12. Part of the Turning Points in World History series, this collection of essays provides a lengthy overview and detailed analysis of the civil rights struggle in the 1950s and 1960s: the main events, the role of the leaders, the crucial debates about nonviolence, the continuing struggle. There's a lot of material packed in here, but the brief annotation and summary of each article will help students decide where they want to start their research or reading. An appendix of primary source documents brings in the voices of the time--Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Stokely Carmichael, John Kennedy, and the racists who didn't want change. Discussion questions will help teachers, and there's a detailed chronology and an extensive bibliography of books and articles. --Hazel Rochman

School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-This well-thought-out anthology will be extremely useful to students. Following a brief history of the movement, 23 articles and essays written at the time and in retrospect examine the pivotal mix of events, leaders, and cultural forces that transformed American society. They describe how the movement began, its nonviolent and militant tactics, changes in the political arena, and some ramifications today. Each piece opens with a brief summary of the author's points and provides a context for their significance. Excerpts from 23 primary documents, e.g., "Text of Proclamation by Governor Wallace" in 1963 and Fannie Lou Hamer's speech to the Democratic National Convention in 1964, are appended. A comprehensive overview of a complex chapter in our history.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Denton L. WatsonWalt HarringtonMartin Luther King Jr.James H. ConeForrest R. WhiteCalvin TrillinJohn DoarRonald WaltersDavid B. OppenheimerMurray KemptonNicolaus MillsJames FindlayMike MillerJan HowardAlan GreenblattDavid J. GarrowWilliam E. LeuchtenburgGerald EarlyJames R. Ralph Jr.Herbert ShapiroDenton L. WatsonHerb BoydBell Gale Chevigny
Forewordp. 10
Introductionp. 12
A Brief History of the Civil Rights Movementp. 14
Chapter 1 The Fight for Rights Begins
1. Litigation and Political Lobbyingp. 37
2. Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycottp. 45
3. Nonviolence and Racial Justicep. 58
4. Malcolm X and Black Nationalismp. 62
5. Southern States Sidestep Desegregation Ordersp. 70
6. Massive Resistance by Southern Statesp. 80
7. The Federal Government's Litigation Strategyp. 90
Chapter 2 Peaceful Demonstrations and Radical Tactics
1. The Student Sit-In Campaignp. 108
2. Civil Disobedience in Birminghamp. 117
3. The March on Washingtonp. 126
4. Blacks Question the Multiracial Movementp. 131
5. Churches Join the Movementp. 141
6. Freedom Summerp. 150
7. The Ineffectiveness of Nonviolencep. 157
Chapter 3 From Protest to Politics
1. The Civil Rights Act of 1964p. 167
2. The Voting Rights Act of 1965p. 175
3. Johnson and the White Backlashp. 185
4. The End of the Civil Rights Coalitionp. 191
5. The Chicago Freedom Movementp. 200
6. The Anti-War Movementp. 207
Chapter 4 The Fight for Rights Continues
1. Integration or Anti-Discrimination?p. 213
2. Equal Economic Opportunityp. 222
3. Black Voting in Mississippip. 229
Discussion Questionsp. 233
Appendix of Documentsp. 236
Chronologyp. 270
For Further Researchp. 275
Indexp. 278