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The Emancipation Moment

David Brion Davis

in The Gettysburg Lectures

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195089110
eISBN:
9780199853830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195089110.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Emancipation Proclamation by Lincoln was a historic moment for men and women alike who continued to experience new forms of bondage and oppression. Martin Luther King's rhetoric at the Lincoln ... More


Southerners and the Debate over the War’s Conduct, 1967

Joseph A. Fry

in The American South and the Vietnam War: Belligerence, Protest, and Agony in Dixie

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813161044
eISBN:
9780813165486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813161044.003.0005
Subject:
History, Political History

As the war became mired in a murderous stalemate during 1967, influential southern hawks pressured President Johnson to comply with military requests for another two hundred thousand US troops in ... More


The Road to Damascus: The Vice Presidency, 1960–1963

Sylvia Ellis

in Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044569
eISBN:
9780813046174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044569.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Despite his frustration at being second in command, Johnson's vice presidency enabled him to develop his civil rights credentials. His role as chair of the President's Committee on Equal Employment ... More


Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Erica R. Edwards

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Social and political change is impossible in the absence of gifted male charismatic leadership—this is the fiction that shaped African American culture throughout the twentieth century. If we ... More


Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Stewart Burns (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Montgomery bus boycott was a formative moment in twentieth-century history: a harbinger of the African American freedom movement, a springboard for the leadership of Martin Luther King Jr., and a ... More


The Complexities Defining Extremism

Amos N. Guiora

in Tolerating Intolerance: The Price of Protecting Extremism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199331826
eISBN:
9780199347254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199331826.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter first attempts to define extremism in civil society. It then discusses the civil rights movement and how it challenged basic norms and mores of American society in the 1950s and 1960s. ... More


Conclusion: The Long Stride Toward Freedom<sup>1</sup>

John Kyle Day

in The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628460315
eISBN:
9781626740471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628460315.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The conclusion assesses the long term implications of the Southern Manifesto for both the course of the Civil Rights Movement as well as the larger racial dynamic s of Postwar America. Under the ... More


Pragmatism, Latino Intercultural Citizenship, and the Transformation of American Democracy

José-Antonio Orosco

in Pragmatism in the Americas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233670
eISBN:
9780823241804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233670.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter examines the connection between culture and democracy with an eye toward developing a foundation for American citizenship that is informed by the experiences of Latinos/as in the United ... More


“Tell It Like It Is”: Songs of Social Significance

Robert M. Marovich

in A City Called Heaven: Chicago and the Birth of Gospel Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039102
eISBN:
9780252097089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039102.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines how Chicago-based gospel artists used their songs to help advance social causes. Many artists used their singing to support the civil rights movement, such as participating in ... More


Fire on the Streets and in the Bones: King Revives Hebrew Prophecy

Keith D. Miller

in Martin Luther King's Biblical Epic: His Final, Great Speech

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031083
eISBN:
9781617031090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031083.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Martin Luther King Jr.’s quotation of passages from Amos and Jeremiah in order to present himself as a contemporary prophet as he delivered his final speech “I’ve Been to the ... More


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