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Robert Parris Moses: A Life in Civil Rights and Leadership at the Grassroots

Laura Visser-Maessen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627984
eISBN:
9781469628004
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627984.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the most influential leaders in the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses was essential in making Mississippi a central battleground state in the fight for voting rights. As a leader of ... More


The Fight Is One That Must Be Continued: In the Courtroom, in the Press, and in Political Organizations, 1961–1965

Sherie M. Randolph

in Florynce "Flo" Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623917
eISBN:
9781469625119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623917.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Flo Kennedy’s move away from law and closer to activism and journalism. Working as a lawyer left Kennedy profoundly disappointed with the legal system. She was frustrated with ... More


SNCC’s Soul Sisters: Respectability and the Style Politics of the Civil Rights Movement

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the importance of dress for student activists in the first half of the black student movement in the early 1960s. It explores how and why women activists in the Student ... More


“I'm Riding the Front Seat to Montgomery This Time”: The Students Take Control

DEREK CHARLES CATSAM

in Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125114
eISBN:
9780813135137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125114.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

After hearing about the incident regarding the burned Greyhound bus over the radio, Diane Nash, James Bevel, John Lewis, and several other students and advocates of the Nashville campaign gathered ... More


The “Borning” Movement: “The idea of doing something about it”

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

The Civil Rights Movement, especially the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), was renowned for being a breeding ground for feminists. The chapter looks closely at the SNCC and its ... More


Next Steps to Women's Liberation

Carol Giardina

in Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter scrutinizes important steps taken by women's liberation in detail. The chapter first discusses the origins of the anonymous SNCC position paper on women. The position paper presented a ... More


Introduction

THOMAS KIFFMEYER

in Reformers to Radicals: The Appalachian Volunteers and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125091
eISBN:
9780813135175
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125091.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

During the 1960s, President Kennedy's inauguration speech challenged the youth to do something for the country. As this speech inspired many, several activists joined the Appalachian volunteers (AVs) ... More


On the Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Wesley C. Hogan

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652481
eISBN:
9781469652504
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652481.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

As Wesley C. Hogan sees it, the future of democracy belongs to young people. While today's generation of leaders confronts a daunting array of existential challenges, increasingly it is young people ... More


Producing the Black Badman: The Politics of SNCC in the Era of Rap Brown

Lisa M. Corrigan

in Prison Power: How Prison Influenced the Movement for Black Liberation

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781496809070
eISBN:
9781496809117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496809070.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter begins with an examination of the political context and rhetorical politics of urban rebellion as Rap Brown augmented the Black Power vernacular after the Cambridge riots and the ... More


From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

Iwan Morgan and Philip Davies (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041513
eISBN:
9780813043883
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041513.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the emergence of the student civil rights movement in the sit-in protests of 1960 against the South's system of racial segregation and the development of that movement in the ... More


The Voter Education Project, 1962–1964

Evan Faulkenbury

in Poll Power: The Voter Education Project and the Movement for the Ballot in the American South

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469652009
eISBN:
9781469651330
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652009.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how the VEP empowered 129 separate African American voter campaigns during this period, spending over a million dollars, and registering 688,000 black southerners. This chapter ... More


Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Daniel S. Lucks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the neglected stories of the 1960s is the impact of the Vietnam War on the civil rights movement. The war divided African Americans more than any previous issue in American history. The ... More


“There was Something Happening”: The Civil Rights Education and Politicization of the Freedom School Students

Jon N. Hale

in The Freedom Schools: Student Activists in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231175685
eISBN:
9780231541824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175685.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The second chapter follows seven students across Mississippi as they came of age and observed iterations of the national civil rights movement as they materialized in their hometowns. Students ... More


Epilogue: Still Running for Freedom: Barack Obama and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

Steven F. Lawson

in From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041513
eISBN:
9780813043883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041513.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter by Steven Lawson considers the relevance of the 1960s civil rights struggle to contemporary America. It argues that despite racial income disparity and the limited gains achieved through ... More


Black and White Issues with SNCC Workers, Summer 1967

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0014
Subject:
History, African-American History

Henry Lorenzi began a part-time coordinator position Holmes County Health Research Program through his appointment by Prof. Demitri Shimkin as a University of Illinois research associate. Edgar Love, ... More


African Americans and the Long Cold War Thaw, 1954–1965

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the mid-1950s, the worst aspects of McCarthyism and the Red scare had abated, yet the Cold War culture continued to dominate American life and foreign policy. The civil rights movement's fortunes ... More


Vietnam and Civil Rights: The Great Diversion, 1965

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 focuses on the simultaneity of the Johnson administration's escalation of the war in Vietnam and passage of the landmark Voting Rights Act, marking the end of de jure segregation. While the ... More


The Vietnam War and Black Power: The Deepening Divide, 1966

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 describes the deepening divisions in the civil rights movement in 1966 and the concomitant rise of Black Power. On January 3, the murder of Sammy Younge Jr., a navy veteran and SNCC ... More


SNCCs: Not One Committee, but Several

Peter Ling

in From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041513
eISBN:
9780813043883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041513.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter by Peter Ling shows that SNCC ceased to be a primarily student-run organization after 1962, shed its philosophical commitment to nonviolence by 1966, and had always experienced tension ... More


SNCC's Stories at the Barricades

Sharon Monteith

in From Sit-Ins to SNCC: The Student Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780813041513
eISBN:
9780813043883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813041513.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter by Sharon Monteith examines how some SNCC organizers and student volunteers looked to convey their struggles in the dangerous circumstances of the rural Deep South to help impoverished ... More


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