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The Kerner Commission

Mark Krasovic

in The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is the first of three that explore the cultural logic of official efforts to make sense of the riots. It tells the story of the presidentially appointed Kerner Commission and its nearly ... More


Into the White Newsroom

Fred Carroll

in Race News: Black Journalists and the Fight for Racial Justice in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041495
eISBN:
9780252050091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041495.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

White newspaper editors moved tepidly in the 1970s to integrate their newsrooms after the Kerner Commission highlighted how institutionalized racism resulted in unfair and inaccurate coverage of ... More


The Limits of Liberalism: The White House, 1965–1968

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/9780813044569.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the final years of Johnson's political career. After the passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, Johnson planned to address the remaining challenges faced by the nation's ... More


The Survivor

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/9780813143798.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

By 1967 Wilkins was tiring of the fight. After another summer of violence, President Johnson established a commission to explore the causes of the unrest and asked Wilkins to serve on the panel. The ... More


Conclusion: Now a New Day Is upon Us

D'Weston Haywood

in Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter closes the book, revisiting the book’s major arguments and themes by observing John Sengstacke at the height of his journalistic career as he looked out on the future of a weathered ... More


Busing the Suburbs: Milliken v. Bradley

J. Harvie Wilkinson

in From Brown to Bakke: The Supreme Court and School Integration: 1945-1978

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195025675
eISBN:
9780197559963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195025675.003.0016
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Brown v. Board of Education’s twentieth birthday was marked by blacks with mixed emotions. Yes, there had been conspicuous successes. Southern schools were increasingly integrated; Negroes had ... More


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