History of Civil Rights Movement from slavery to death of Dr.
The first revisionist state history textbook ever published, and the first Southern state history to give a full account of all races, including of course the Civil Rights Movement.
Overview, history, and background of the civil rights movement.
Testimonies of fifty-two women--northern and southern, young and old, urban and rural, black, white, and Latina--share their courageous personal stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee on the front lines of the Civil Rights Movement.
The Mississippi Freedom Summer Project was organized in 1964 by the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), a coalition of four civil rights organizations: the Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC); the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE); the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). The project was to carry out a unified voter registration program in the state of Mississippi. Both COFO and the Summer Project were the result of the "Sit-In" and "Freedom Ride" movements of 1960 and 1961, and of SNCC's earlier efforts to organize voter registration drives throughout Mississippi.
Essays on grassroots civil rights activism in the post-WWII period.
The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, comprised of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Charles K. Steele and Fred L. Shuttlesworth, was established. King was the organization's first president. The SCLC proved to be a major force in organizing the civil rights movement with a principle base of nonviolence and civil disobedience. King believed it was essential for the civil rights movement not sink to the level of the racists and hate mongers who opposed them. "We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline," he urged.
Story of the Civil Rights Movement in rural Wilcox County, Alabama.
Liuzzo, a white housewife from Detroit, felt compelled to drive to Selma to help the civil rights movement after seeing demonstrators beaten on television.
History of the Civil Rights Movement both South and North.
While visiting family in Mississippi, fourteen-year-old Chicagoan Emmett Till was kidnapped, brutally beaten, shot and dumped in the Tallahatchie River for allegedly whistling at a white woman. Two white men, J. W. Milam and Roy Bryant, were arrested for the murder and acquitted by an all-white jury. They later boasted about committing the murder in a Look magazine interview. The case became a cause célèbre of the civil rights movement.
activism, including the civil rights and black power movements.
On the occasion of the SNCC's 25th anniversary, activists and historians reflect together on the civil rights movement and its meanings and on SNCC's place in American history.
Personal memoir of a major figure in the Civil Rights Movement.
Transformational change occurs in the course of social movements or addressing social issues. Understanding the social, political, and cultural context in which transformational change leaders work is elemental to understanding how the process of transformational change leadership unfolds. Examining movements and issues will help us better understand the power dynamics that leaders must confront, and how they cross boundaries between development and rights frameworks.
This section covers movements as well as social issues, groups of people, and trends.