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Facing Multiple Realities

Stephen M. Ward

in In Love and Struggle: The Revolutionary Lives of James and Grace Lee Boggs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780807835203
eISBN:
9781469617718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807835203.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes Correspondence’s reaction to three major events in 1956 and 1957: the Hungarian Revolution, the independence of Ghana, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott. C.L.R. James pushed the ... More


An American Negro Gandhi?

Zoe A. Colley

in Ain't Scared of Your Jail: Arrest, Imprisonment, and the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042411
eISBN:
9780813043050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042411.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 focuses on the efforts of the black community in Montgomery, Alabama, to desegregate the city's buses between 1955 and 1956. It explores the way in which city authorities attempted to ... More


“Mother to Son”: The Rise, Removal, and Return of Hughes

W. Jason Miller

in Origins of the Dream: Hughes's Poetry and King's Rhetoric

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813060446
eISBN:
9780813050713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060446.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter provides an overview to the entire book by tracing King’s engagements with Hughes’s poem “Mother to Son” during the years 1956–1967. In addition to quoting Hughes’s poem from memory, ... More


Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Jonathan W. Gray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliche. This book seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary ... More


Moral Leadership of the World

Sarah Azaransky

in This Worldwide Struggle: Religion and the International Roots of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190262204
eISBN:
9780190262235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190262204.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

In the 1950s, Cold War politics made anticolonial alliances between Africans, Asians, and black Americans suspect, as the demands of governing—as opposed to coordinating a freedom movement—redirected ... More


The Upheaval: Interposition and Moderation

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/9781628460315.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter narrates the dramatic socioeconomic changes occurring in the former states of the Confederacy after World War II. The changes culminated with the Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of ... More


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