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When freedom would triumph : the civil rights struggle in Congress, 1954-1968

Author: Robert Mann
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"When Freedom Would Triumph: The Civil Rights Struggle in Congress, 1954?1968 recalls the most significant and inspiring legislative battle of the twentieth century?the two decades of struggle in the halls of Congress that resulted in civil rights for the descendants of American slaves. Robert Mann's comprehensive analysis shows how political leaders in Washington?Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Lyndon B Johnson; Hubert H Humphrey; Richard B Russell; Hubert H Humphrey; Lyndon B Johnson; Richard B Russell
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Mann
ISBN: 9780807132500 0807132500
OCLC Number: 74987714
Notes: "Abridged and revised edition of The walls of Jericho: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Russell, and the struggle for civil rights, published in 1996"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 318 pages, [14] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: We have just started our work --
To hell with the supreme court --Three senators --
Galloping with the crowd --
This is armageddon --
The best we could get --
A meaningless gesture --
A victory for the old south --
Go get my long rifle --
How did we let this happen? --
You'll never get a civil rights bill --
"Wait" has always meant "never" --
A bill, not an issue --
I want that bill passed --
An idea whose time has come --
Do you want to be vice president? --
We are demanding the ballot --
We shall overcome --
Disillusionment and defeat.
Responsibility: Robert Mann.
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"When Freedom Would Triumph: The Civil Rights Struggle in Congress, 1954?1968 recalls the most significant and inspiring legislative battle of the twentieth century?the two decades of struggle in the halls of Congress that resulted in civil rights for the descendants of American slaves. Robert Mann's comprehensive analysis shows how political leaders in Washington?Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, John F. Kennedy, and others?transformed the ardent passion for freedom?the protests, marches, and creative nonviolence of the civil rights movement?into concrete progress for justice"--Publisher website (September 2007).

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