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Civil rights in the gateway to the South : Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Author: Tracy Elaine K'Meyer
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009.
Series: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
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The struggles of the civil rights movement were not limited to the Deep South. Although states like Alabama and Mississippi receive the most attention from historians, civil rights leaders were active across the country, challenging racial stereotypes and working to end discrimination in cities large and small. Louisville, Kentucky's unique status as a border city between the North, South, and Midwest presented  Read more...
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K'Meyer, Tracy Elaine.
Civil rights in the gateway to the South.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2009
(DLC) 2009000990
(OCoLC)261177651
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tracy Elaine K'Meyer
ISBN: 9780813173351 0813173353 9780813139203 0813139201
OCLC Number: 373488082
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 410 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations, maps.
Contents: Introduction: Gateway to the South --
Postwar campaigns for citizens' rights --
Confronting school and residential segregation during the Cold War --
Open accommodations in the all American city --
The battle for open housing --
Building bridges, fighting poverty, and empowering citizens --
Militancy, repression, and resistance in the black power era --
Making civil rights gains real --
The busing crisis --
Conclusion: Where does the story end?
Series Title: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Other Titles: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980
Responsibility: Tracy E. K'Meyer.

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Focuses on four decades of Louisville's civil rights history. Using a wide variety of primary and secondary sources, including oral history records of movement participants, this book connects the  Read more...

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"This book is on the cutting edge of the historiography of the black freedom struggle in America." - JOHN DITTMER, author of Local People: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Mississippi"

 
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