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The Resource My mind set on freedom : a history of the civil rights movement, 1954-1968, John A. Salmond

My mind set on freedom : a history of the civil rights movement, 1954-1968, John A. Salmond

Label
My mind set on freedom : a history of the civil rights movement, 1954-1968
Title
My mind set on freedom
Title remainder
a history of the civil rights movement, 1954-1968
Statement of responsibility
John A. Salmond
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the drive to free the American South from the shackles of legally sanctioned racial segregation. To chart the course of the American civil rights movement from 1954 to 1968 in fewer than 200 pages - and do it justice - is a remarkable accomplishment. This is what John Salmond has done, in a lively and compact narrative. Mr. Salmond sets the scene by looking at the first stirrings of black unrest prompted by New Deal policies in the 1930s and by the liberating experiences of blacks abroad and at home during World War II. He notes how labor activism; federal attempts at racial justice, and unheralded private initiatives after the war marked the beginnings of change in the South. Meanwhile the NAACP continued a sophisticated legal struggle to secure black equality through the courts. When the Supreme Court overturned school segregation in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision, the issue was joined for the South and the nation. Mr. Salmond traces the Southern opposition to change as it confronted a growing black militancy led by Martin Luther King, Jr., and others. Dramatic, often violent events captured the nation's attention. Ultimately the Kennedy administration responded to growing pressures. When Lyndon Johnson secured the passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964, it was clear the movement had triumphed - yet it was also starting to unravel. In taking the story to the passage of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, Mr. Salmond explains the collapse of the civil rights movement but shows how it transformed the American South
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Salmond, John A
Dewey number
973/.0496073
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.61
LC item number
.S28 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The American ways series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil rights movements
  • African Americans
  • United States
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Civil Rights Movement
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • USA
  • Bürgerrechtsbewegung
  • USA
Label
My mind set on freedom : a history of the civil rights movement, 1954-1968, John A. Salmond
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a7m2-aa
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First legal challenges -- The New Deal -- Regional protest groups -- Local organizations -- The Emmett Till case -- The Brown decision announced -- Reaction to the Brown decision -- Autherine Lucy -- Crisis at Little Rock -- Massive resistance -- James Meredith at Ole Miss -- George Wallace and the University of Alabama -- The Montgomery Bus Boycott -- The rise of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- King's philosophy -- The formation of SCLC -- Failure at Albany -- The Birmingham campaign -- Kennedy's involvement -- THe march on Washington -- The Greensboro movement -- The movement spreads -- Freedom rides -- Origins of SNCC -- The Voting Rights campaign -- "Freedom summer." -- Malcolm X
  • The Eisenhower administration -- The election of 1960 -- Kennedy and civil rights -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- White backlash -- The Mississippi Freedom Democratic party -- The election of 1964 -- The Selma campaign -- The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- The end of school segregation -- Collapse of the movement -- "Black power." -- King's Chicago sojourn -- The "poor people's campaign" -- The death of Martin Luther King -- Effect of the Voting Rights Act -- Black political participation -- School desegregation and its effects -- Southern justice -- The wealth disparity -- King's legacy
Control code
ocm35043711
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 176 pages
Isbn
9781566631419
Lccn
96031675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35043711
  • (OCoLC)35043711
Label
My mind set on freedom : a history of the civil rights movement, 1954-1968, John A. Salmond
Link
http://www.h-net.org/review/hrev-a0a7m2-aa
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 165-168) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • First legal challenges -- The New Deal -- Regional protest groups -- Local organizations -- The Emmett Till case -- The Brown decision announced -- Reaction to the Brown decision -- Autherine Lucy -- Crisis at Little Rock -- Massive resistance -- James Meredith at Ole Miss -- George Wallace and the University of Alabama -- The Montgomery Bus Boycott -- The rise of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- King's philosophy -- The formation of SCLC -- Failure at Albany -- The Birmingham campaign -- Kennedy's involvement -- THe march on Washington -- The Greensboro movement -- The movement spreads -- Freedom rides -- Origins of SNCC -- The Voting Rights campaign -- "Freedom summer." -- Malcolm X
  • The Eisenhower administration -- The election of 1960 -- Kennedy and civil rights -- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 -- White backlash -- The Mississippi Freedom Democratic party -- The election of 1964 -- The Selma campaign -- The Voting Rights Act of 1965 -- The end of school segregation -- Collapse of the movement -- "Black power." -- King's Chicago sojourn -- The "poor people's campaign" -- The death of Martin Luther King -- Effect of the Voting Rights Act -- Black political participation -- School desegregation and its effects -- Southern justice -- The wealth disparity -- King's legacy
Control code
ocm35043711
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 176 pages
Isbn
9781566631419
Lccn
96031675
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o35043711
  • (OCoLC)35043711

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