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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


Prologue

Troy Jackson

in Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125206
eISBN:
9780813135045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This section provides a narrative of the important influence of Montgomery's civil rights movement on King's career and civil rights leadership. It observes that a closer examination of the ... More


Our Aims Are High and Our Determinations Deep: Alabama State University and the Dissolution of Fear, 1930–1960

Jelani M. Favors

in Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781469648330
eISBN:
9781469648354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469648330.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the history of Alabama State University during the crucial period between the New Negro Era and the rise of the modern civil rights movement. It was during this period that ... More


Prelude

Stewart Burns

in Daybreak of Freedom …: … The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807823606
eISBN:
9781469602387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882917_burns.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents historical documents from the Montgomery bus boycott. These include a letter from Jo Ann Gibson Robinson, president of the Women's Political Council, to the mayor of Alabama, ... More


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