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Reforming Jim Crow: Southern Politics and State in the Age Before Brown

Kimberley Johnson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195387421
eISBN:
9780199776771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387421.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historians of the Civil Rights era typically treat the key events of the 1950s Brown v. Board of Education — sit-ins, bus boycotts, and marches — as contributing toward a revolutionary social ... More


The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Christopher W. Schmidt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Sit-Ins tells the story of the student lunch counter protests that swept across the South in 1960 and the national debate they sparked over the meaning of the Constitution’s requirement that all ... More


Conclusion

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In its conclusion, the book returns to where it began, with the story of the four students in Greensboro in February 1960 and the remarkable cascade of events their protest set in motion. Key to ... More


To Protect the Lives of American Babies: The Escalation of Antiabortion Activism

Johanna Schoen

in Abortion After Roe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469621180
eISBN:
9781469623344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469621180.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Chapter 5 traces the tactics of anti-abortion activists and their impact on the experience of abortion providers and patients. Already in the 1970s, towns tried to prevent the opening of abortion ... More


Remaking Racial Signs: Activism and Photography in the Theater of the Sit-Ins

Elizabeth Abel

in Signs of the Times: The Visual Politics of Jim Crow

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520261174
eISBN:
9780520945869
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520261174.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Through carefully scripted and publicized acts of civil disobedience which were staged as a form of political theater, the protest movement finally succeeded in bringing down the Jim Crow signs. This ... 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


Black Power Assaults the Black Newspaper

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/9780252041495.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The alternative black press grew in popularity and editorial stridency in the 1960s, prompting commercial publishers to try to steer the Black Power Movement into acceptable political channels. ... More


They Had a Dream

Peter Charles Hoffer

in The Search for Justice: Lawyers in the Civil Rights Revolution, 1950-1975

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226614281
eISBN:
9780226614458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226614458.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Federal judges facing the avalanche of civil rights cases came to a variety of decisions. Some pressed for immediate progress. Others were willing to countenance delay. The circuit courts of appeals ... More


“Pass Them By! Support Your Brothers and Sisters in the South!”: The Origins of Brooklyn CORE

Brian Purnell

in Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the national resurgence of the Congress of Racial Equality, which coincided with the student-led sit-in movement during the early half of 1960. Specifically, this chapter shows ... More


Operation Unemployment: Breaking through the Color Line in Local Industries

Brian Purnell

in Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter highlights Brooklyn CORE’s campaign to open up jobs for black workers at the Ebinger Baking Corporation. After a borough-wide boycott and weeks of picketing, a dramatic sit-down strike ... 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


Another Side of the Sit-Ins: Nonviolent Direct Action, the Courts, and the Constitution

John Kirk

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/9780813041513.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter by John Kirk explores the convoluted responses by state and federal courts to trespassing charges brought against Little Rock students protesting lunch counter segregation and the ... More


“Complicated Hospitality”: The Impact of the Sit-Ins on the Ideology of Southern Segregationists

George Lewis

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/9780813041513.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter by George Lewis analyses a vital but hitherto neglected aspect of the sit-in movement–its impact on white segregationists. It shows how the student protests posed an array of fundamental ... More


Breaching the Wall of Resistance: White Southern Reactions to the Sit-Ins

Clive Webb

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/9780813041513.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter by Clive Webb continues the exploration of the impact that the student sit-ins had on segregationists. It acknowledges the importance of the protests in demonstrating to white defenders ... More


The Sit-Ins, SNCC, and Cold War Patriotism

Simon Hall

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/9780813041513.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter by Simon Hall examines another element of SNCC's intellectual transformation. While segregationists routinely denounced the outburst of student sit-in protest in 1960 as the work of ... More


From Greensboro to Notting Hill: The Sit-Ins in England

Stephen Tuck

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/9780813041513.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Further examining global aspects of the freedom struggle, this chapter by Stephen Tuck argues that the local/national struggles for racial equality in America and Britain can only be fully understood ... More


The Students

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The book begins with the four African American college students who, on February 1, 1960, sat down at the “whites only” lunch counter of the Greensboro Woolworth store and asked to be served. Their ... More


The Lawyers

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter centers on the African American students who took part in the lunch counter sit-in movement in the winter and spring of 1960. It explores the distinctive vision of civil rights around ... More


The Sympathizers

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter explains why the lunch counter sit-in movement gained such substantial support from varied sources and considers the different ways this support was expressed. White college students in ... More


The Opponents

Christopher W. Schmidt

in The Sit-Ins: Protest and Legal Change in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226522302
eISBN:
9780226522586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522586.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines those who opposed the sit-in movement. Following recent trends in the historiography of modern American conservatism, one of the chapter’s goals is to demonstrate the diversity ... More


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