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Redefining the color line : Black activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970

Author: John A Kirk
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2002.
Series: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early civil-rights scholarship focused almost exclusively on the role played by national civil rights organizations between 1955 and 1965. John Kirk argues that only by understanding the groundwork laid by black activists at the grassroots level in the 1940s and 1950s can we fully understand the significance of later protests. Moreover, Kirk shows that local-level black activists and black organizations were not
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Kirk
ISBN: 081302496X 9780813024967
OCLC Number: 49320446
Description: xx, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Founding a movement --
War, race, and confrontation --
Postwar reform and its limitations --
Brown v. Board of Education --
Little Rock school crisis --
Dismantling Jim Crow --
New challenges.
Series Title: New perspectives on the history of the South.
Responsibility: John A. Kirk ; foreword, John David Smith, series editor.
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This work looks at the 1957 integration in the Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. It contextualizes these events with the unfolding struggle for black rights at local, state, and national  Read more...

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"The author has redefined the well-known story of the Little Rock crisis as a product of long-term developments among black citizens in Arkansas." - David Chappell, University of Arkansas

 
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