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The Potomac chronicle : public policy & civil rights from Kennedy to Reagan

Author: Harold C Fleming; Virginia Fleming
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the Kennedy administration through the end of the Reagan era, the Potomac Institute gave vital, behind-the-scenes support to countless public- and private-sector initiatives related to equal opportunity, urban social problems, and race relations. Part history and part memoir of the institute's leader, Harold C. Fleming, The Potomac Chronicle tells for the first time how the institute served as a creative broker  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold C Fleming; Virginia Fleming
ISBN: 0820318361 9780820318363
OCLC Number: 33946991
Description: xxvi, 285 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction / John Egerton --
1. The Birth of a Notion --
2. Through a Political Lens --
3. The Wild Blue Yonder --
4. Stormy Weather --
5. The Smallest Gravy Train in Town --
6. The Art of the Infeasible --
7. That Dear Old Slum --
8. King and the "Cries for Equality" --
9. Marching and Mourning --
10. The Compliance Underground --
11. The Way of the Peacemakers --
12. Yesterday's Sunshine --
13. The Snows of Yesteryear --
14. Of Prudence and Pusillanimity --
15. Visions of Urban America --
16. Darkness at Noon --
A Curtain Falls: Loss and Change --
17. Consolidating the Gains --
18. Slouching toward a Divided Society --
19. Riding Herd on Federal Retrenchment on Civil Rights --
20. Beyond Federal Programs --
21. Swimming in the Mainstream --
22. Suffer the Little Children --
23. Power to the People Who Got There First --
24. Can Justice Be Color Blind? --
25. To Everything There Is a Season --
App. A. Potomac Institute Board of Directors, Staff, and Fellows --
App. B. Potomac Institute Publications and Projects --
App. C. Selected Articles and Speeches by Harold C. Fleming, 1961-1986.
Responsibility: Harold C. Fleming with Virginia Fleming.

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