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Civil rights crossroads Nation, Community, and the Black freedom struggle
Civil rights crossroads Nation, Community, and the Black freedom struggle
Lawson Steven F2003
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Subject: This book is based on the most significant writings of the author, who has observed how the civil rights movement in the United States was the intersection of two parallel tracks - federal initiative and grassroots activism. Updated to offer fresh perspectives into the continuing black struggle for equality in America, the author's writings challenge many prevailing views regarding radical politics. The author argues that the civil rights movement did not end in 1965, as is customarily accepted. Rather, he offers a history of movements that were organized politically and legally at the local and national levels. Examining the period following the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the author connects the civil rights movement to current debates on affirmative action and the expansion of black power. The author asserts that the actions of lawyers, lobbyists and civil rights bureaucrats were vital as presidential administrations grew increasingly conservative.
Edition:
1st ed
Imprint:
Lexington 2003 University Press of Kentucky
Collation:
384p
ISBN:
0813122872
Dewey class:
HI.3.02LAW
Local class:
HI.3.02/LAW
Language:
English
BRN:
1840011
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