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Dissent in Wichita : the Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest, 1954-72

Author: Gretchen Cassel Eick
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On a hot summer evening in 1958, a group of African American students in Wichita, Kansas, quietly entered Dockum's Drug Store and sat down at the whites-only counter. This was the beginning of the first sustained, successful student sit-in of the modern civil rights movement, instigated in violation of the national NAACP's instructions."
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Chester I Lewis; Chester I Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gretchen Cassel Eick
ISBN: 0252026837 9780252026836
OCLC Number: 46420264
Description: xiv, 312 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The Dockum Sit-In --
2. The Context --
3. The Wichita NAACP --
4. Black and White Together --
5. Taking on the Giants: Employment, Public Accommodations, and Fair Housing --
6. Chester Lewis's National Arena in 1964 --
7. The Gap Widens --
8. Access and Alienation --
9. Things Fall Apart, 1968 --
10. The Schools: A Bittersweet Victory --
11. Blooming and Fading.
Responsibility: Gretchen Cassel Eick.
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Based on interviews with more than eighty participants in and observers of Wichita's civil rights struggles, this study hones in on the work of black and white local activists. It reveals the civil  Read more...

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