The Civil Rights Movement in America: From Black Nationalism to the Women's Political Council

Editor: Levy, Peter B.
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Greenwood

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069761-3
Category: Social Sciences - Ethnic Studies
Image Count: 25
Book Status: Available
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This single volume encyclopedia not only provides accessible A-Z entries about the well-known people and events of the Civil Rights Movement but also offers coverage of lesser-known contributors to the movement's overall success and outcomes. This comprehensive work provides both authoritative ready reference and curricular content presented in a lively and accessible format that will support inquiry, critical thinking, and a deeper understanding of the importance of the time period.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • A–Z Entries
  • A
  • Abernathy, Ralph David
  • Affirmative Action
  • Albany, Georgia Movement
  • Ali, Muhammad
  • Anderson, William G.
  • B
  • Baker, Ella
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baraka, Amiri
  • Bates, Daisy
  • Belafonte, Harry
  • Bethune, Mary McLeod
  • Bevel, James
  • Birmingham Campaign
  • Black Arts Movement
  • Black Nationalism
  • Black Panther Party
  • Black Power
  • Black Power Salute at the 1968 Olympics
  • Bloody Sunday
  • Bombingham
  • Brown, Elaine
  • Brown, H. Rap
  • Brown v. Board of Education
  • Bunche, Ralph
  • Busing
  • C
  • Carmichael, Stokely
  • Chicago Campaign
  • Chisholm, Shirley
  • Civil Rights Act of 1960
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Civil Rights Act of 1968
  • Clark, Septima
  • Cleaver, Eldridge
  • Cleaver, Kathleen Neal
  • COINTELPRO
  • Cold War and Civil Rights
  • Congress of Racial Equality
  • Council of Federated Organizations
  • D
  • Davis, Angela
  • Deacons for Defense and Justice
  • Du Bois, W. E. B.
  • E
  • Evers, Medgar
  • F
  • Farrakhan, Louis
  • Faubus, Orval Eugene
  • Forman, James
  • Freedom Rides
  • Freedom Schools
  • G
  • Garvey, Marcus
  • Gray, Fred
  • H
  • Hamer, Fannie Lou
  • Hampton, Fred
  • Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited (HARYOU)
  • Height, Dorothy
  • Houston, Charles Hamilton
  • J
  • Jackson, Jesse
  • Jim Crow
  • Johnson, Lyndon B.
  • K
  • Kennedy, John F.
  • Kennedy, Robert F.
  • Kerner Commission Report
  • King, Coretta Scott
  • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
  • L
  • Lafayette, Bernard
  • Last Poets
  • Lawson, James
  • League of Revolutionary Black Workers
  • Levison, Stanley
  • Lewis, John
  • Lewis, Rufus
  • Little Rock Nine
  • Long Hot Summer Riots, 1965–1967
  • Lorraine Motel
  • Los Angeles Riot of 1965
  • Lowndes County Freedom Organization
  • M
  • Malcolm X
  • March on Washington
  • Marshall, Thurgood
  • Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike
  • Meredith, James
  • Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  • Mississippi Freedom Summer
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott
  • Moses, Robert
  • Motley, Constance Baker
  • MOVE Bombing
  • N
  • NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
  • Nash, Diane
  • Nation of Islam
  • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
  • Newton, Huey P.
  • Nixon, E. D.
  • O
  • Operation Breadbasket
  • Orangeburg Massacre of 1968
  • Organization of Afro-American Unity
  • P
  • Parks, Rosa
  • Peck, James
  • Poor People’s Campaign
  • Powell, Adam Clayton, Jr.
  • R
  • Radio Free Dixie (1962)
  • Randolph, A. Philip
  • Ray, James Earl
  • Reeb, James
  • Revolutionary Action Movement
  • Richardson, Gloria
  • Robeson, Paul
  • Robinson, Jackie
  • Robinson, Jo Ann
  • Rustin, Bayard
  • S
  • Seale, Bobby
  • Selma March
  • Sharpton, Al
  • Shuttlesworth, Fred
  • Sit-In Movement
  • Sixteenth Street Baptist Church
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference
  • Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
  • Students for a Democratic Society
  • T
  • Till, Emmett
  • V
  • Voter Education Project
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965
  • W
  • Walker, Wyatt
  • War on Poverty
  • Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
  • White Citizens’ Council
  • Wilkins, Roy
  • Williams, Hosea
  • Williams, Robert F.
  • Women’s Political Council of Montgomery
  • Primary Documents
  • From President’s Committee on Civil Rights, To Secure These Rights (1947)
  • FBI Investigation of Malcolm X (1953–1964)
  • Brown v. Board of Education (1954)
  • From “The Southern Manifesto: Declaration of Constitutional Principles” (1956)
  • From President Dwight D. Eisenhower, Radio and Television “Address to the American People on the Situation in Little Rock” (September 24, 1957)
  • Jackie Robinson: Letter to President Kennedy (1961)
  • From John F. Kennedy, “Address on Civil Rights” (June 11, 1963)
  • George Wallace: Inaugural Address (1963)
  • Civil Rights Act (1964)
  • From Fannie Lou Hamer, “Testimony before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention,” Atlantic City, New Jersey (1964)
  • Lyndon B. Johnson: Voting Rights Speech (1965)
  • Arthur Fletcher, “Remarks on the Philadelphia Plan” (1969)
  • About the Editor