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The Deathblows to Authoritarian Rule: The Civil and Voting Rights Acts and National Party Reform, 1964–72

Robert Mickey

in Paths Out of Dixie: The Democratization of Authoritarian Enclaves in America's Deep South, 1944-1972

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691133386
eISBN:
9781400838783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133386.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the federal government and black protest organizations intervened in southern authoritarian enclaves, with a particular focus on the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting ... More


All the Way with LBJ

Yvonne Ryan

in Roy Wilkins: The Quiet Revolutionary and the NAACP

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813143798
eISBN:
9780813144467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813143798.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter spans the period immediately following the assassination of President Kennedy to the riots in the Watts district of Los Angeles, which exploded in the summer of 1965. Although Lyndon ... More


Basic Legal Rights

Kent Spriggs (ed.)

in Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Reflections from the Deep South, 1964–1980

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054322
eISBN:
9780813053134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054322.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Part 3 discusses the growth of basic legal rights. In the twenty-first century it can be hard to appreciate how remarkably welcoming the federal judiciary was to the claims of the civil rights ... More


Dixiecrats, Dissenting Delegates, and the Dying Democratic Party: Mississippi's Right Turn from Roosevelt to Johnson

Rebecca Miller Davis

in Nation within a Nation: The American South and the Federal Government

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049878
eISBN:
9780813050348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049878.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Rebecca Miller Davis explores politics in Mississippi, one of the South's most notoriously segregationist states, between 1945 and 1964. She argues that Mississippi politics took a decided “right ... More


Freedom Summer

Robert E. Luckett

in Joe T. Patterson and the White South's Dilemma: Evolving Resistance to Black Advancement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781496802699
eISBN:
9781496802736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496802699.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Joe T. Patterson's role in the conservative political effort to derail the advancing civil rights movement. When Patterson won a third term as Mississippi attorney general in ... More


Nightmare Fury and Public Sacrifice

Gary Dorrien

in Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300205619
eISBN:
9780300231359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205619.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Martin Luther King Jr. was more radical and angry in 1960 than in 1955, more of both in 1965 than in 1960, and more of both in 1968 than ever. The great demonstrations in Birmingham, St. Augustine, ... More


Voices of Civil Rights Lawyers: Reflections from the Deep South, 1964–1980

Kent Spriggs (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813054322
eISBN:
9780813053134
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813054322.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Twenty-six contributors tell their stories about being civil rights lawyers in the Deep South. A thematic structure is employed to reflect these stories. Ten of the stories describe how children of ... More


Nation Time

Richard Iton

in In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195178463
eISBN:
9780199851812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178463.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

As the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act were put into practice, legal equality was formally established among all American citizens. This, however, led to the black community ... More


Environmental Justice in the Courts

Elizabeth Gross and Paul Stretesky

in Failed Promises: Evaluating the Federal Government's Response to Environmental Justice

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262028837
eISBN:
9780262327138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028837.003.0008
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter considers the role of the judicial system in addressing environmental inequalities. The authors begin the chapter with a careful review of empirical studies of environmental litigation ... More


Flight Attendants and Queer Civil Rights

Phil Tiemeyer

in Plane Queer: "Labor, Sexuality, and AIDS in the History of Male Flight Attendants"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520274761
eISBN:
9780520955301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520274761.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 4 examines how plaintiff Celio Diaz successfully used Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act to reverse the airlines’ female-only hiring practices. Diaz’s legacy affirms that queer Americans ... More


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