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Free at last? : the civil rights movement and the people who made it

Author: Fred Powledge
Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Describes the struggle of the men and women, black and white, who dedicated themselves to breaking segregation in America.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Powledge
ISBN: 0316716324 9780316716321
OCLC Number: 22003409
Description: xxiii, 711 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. A way of life --
The cost of oppression --
Race, creed, color, or national origin --
The South's unique liability --
pt. 2. A movement is born --
The revolution got out of hand --
Old Black women walking in the sun --
Pilgrims --
pt. 3. Resistance: the separate but not equal --
Th power of the ballot box --
The desire to survive politically --
Faith is not enough --
Nothing personal, you understand --
A subtle, gradual tightening down --
pt. 4. Soul force --
Hate and history coming together --
This was our time --
A glorious opportunity --
A handle that we could use --
pt. 5. Confrontation --
An absolutely awful day in Alabama --
A limit to liberalism --
Where's your body? --
In the bowels of the beast --
pt. 6. Albany, Oxford, and Birmingham --
A willingness to suffer --
The land of never --
You relied on local help --
A failed success --
A mission and a nervous stomach --
Not another Oxford --
Mississippi : caught up in the tradition --
Peace in the valley --
So nice to have you in Birmingham --
pt. 7. Other frontiers --
The march --
You always have to worry --
The education of Sharon Burger --
No plan, no program --
pt. 8. Victory --
Segregation is broken --
The end of the terror --
A chronology of significant movement events.
Responsibility: Fred Powledge.

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In this account, the author traces the progress of the Civil Rights Movement, from its beginnings - the Supreme Court's 1954 "Brown" decision, the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott, the 1960 Greensboro  Read more...

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