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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


Documenting SNCC and the Rural South: Danny Lyon and the Cultural Politics of Civil Rights Movement Photography

Scott L. Matthews

in Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646459
eISBN:
9781469646473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646459.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the cultural politics of civil rights movement photography by analysing the work of Danny Lyon who worked as a photographer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee ... 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


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


So That None Shall Be Afraid: Establishing and Building the Student Interracial Ministry, 1960–1961

David P. Cline

in From Reconciliation to Revolution: How the Student Interracial Ministry Took Up the Cause of Civil Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630434
eISBN:
9781469630458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630434.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter covers the pilot project summer of the Student Interracial Ministry and the seven students (three white males, one white female, and three black males) who worked in the south during the ... 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


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


From Civil Rights to Self-Determination

Lauren Pearlman

in Democracy's Capital: Black Political Power in Washington, D.C., 1960s-1970s

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469653907
eISBN:
9781469653921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469653907.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1960s, activists catalyzed Washington, D.C., into a new phase of civil rights activism, one that allowed them to give expression to the frustrations of poor black residents while fighting ... More


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


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


The Spark of Youth

Wesley C. Hogan

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

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781469652481
eISBN:
9781469652504
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652481.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

When it became clear that the civil rights movement had not quite managed to drag segregation behind the barn and shoot it to death, others stepped in and picked up the fight. SONG created some room ... More


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