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The Resource A decisive decade : an insider's view of the Chicago civil rights movement during the 1960s, Robert B. McKersie ; with a foreword by James R. Ralph Jr

A decisive decade : an insider's view of the Chicago civil rights movement during the 1960s, Robert B. McKersie ; with a foreword by James R. Ralph Jr

Label
A decisive decade : an insider's view of the Chicago civil rights movement during the 1960s
Title
A decisive decade
Title remainder
an insider's view of the Chicago civil rights movement during the 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Robert B. McKersie ; with a foreword by James R. Ralph Jr
Creator
ySTs-BwvV9c
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The deeply personal story of a historic time in Chicago, Robert B. McKersie's A Decisive Decade follows the unfolding action of the Civil Rights Movement as it played out in the Windy City. McKersie's participation as a white activist for black rights offers a unique, firsthand viewpoint on the debates, boycotts, marches, and negotiations that would forever change the face of race relations in Chicago and the United States at large. Described within are McKersie's intimate observations on events as they developed during his participation in such historic occasions as the impassioned marches for open housing in Chicago; the campaign to end school segregation under Chicago Schools Superintendent Benjamin Willis; Operation Breadbasket's push to develop economic opportunities for black citizens; and dialogs with corporations to provide more jobs for blacks in Chicago. In addition, McKersie provides up close and personal descriptions of the iconic Civil Rights leaders who spearheaded some of the most formative battles of Chicago's Civil Rights Movement, including Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Reverend Jesse Jackson, Timuel Black Jr. and W. Alvin Pitcher. The author illumines the tensions experienced by two major institutions in responding to the demands of the Civil Rights Movement: the university and the church. Packed with historical detail and personal anecdotes of these history-making years, A Decisive Decade offers a never-before-seen perspective on one of our nations most tumultuous eras."--Publisher information
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKersie, Robert B
Dewey number
  • 323.092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F548.9.N4
LC item number
M34 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKersie, Robert B
  • McKersie, Robert B
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Civil rights workers
  • Race relations
  • Illinois
Label
A decisive decade : an insider's view of the Chicago civil rights movement during the 1960s, Robert B. McKersie ; with a foreword by James R. Ralph Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The First Unitarian Church of Chicago: my gateway to the civil rights movement and to Alex Poinsett -- Campaigns on the employment front -- The Motorola Campaign and Tim Black -- Campaigns on the education front -- The movement marks time, while the university plays catch-up -- Spring and summer 1965: marches, more marches, and Al Pitcher -- A peaceful march in Kenwood and a not-so-peaceful march led by Dick Gregory -- Looking back on the tumultuous events of 1965 -- The campaign for open housing, summer 1966 -- Jesse Jackson, Operation Breadbasket, and minority enterprise -- The movement and the decade wind down -- Initiatives continue within the university and the Unitarian Church -- Race relations and the personal equation
Control code
ocn809613760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780809332441
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012040463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809332441
  • (OCoLC)809613760
Label
A decisive decade : an insider's view of the Chicago civil rights movement during the 1960s, Robert B. McKersie ; with a foreword by James R. Ralph Jr
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The First Unitarian Church of Chicago: my gateway to the civil rights movement and to Alex Poinsett -- Campaigns on the employment front -- The Motorola Campaign and Tim Black -- Campaigns on the education front -- The movement marks time, while the university plays catch-up -- Spring and summer 1965: marches, more marches, and Al Pitcher -- A peaceful march in Kenwood and a not-so-peaceful march led by Dick Gregory -- Looking back on the tumultuous events of 1965 -- The campaign for open housing, summer 1966 -- Jesse Jackson, Operation Breadbasket, and minority enterprise -- The movement and the decade wind down -- Initiatives continue within the university and the Unitarian Church -- Race relations and the personal equation
Control code
ocn809613760
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 255 pages
Isbn
9780809332441
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012040463
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809332441
  • (OCoLC)809613760

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