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The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 by Representing a culmination of the long and hard-fought battles leading up to and during the Civil Rights Movement, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was a historic piece of legislation. The act ended segregation in public facilities and schools, prohibited une
Call Number: 342.73 BRI
Leaders of the Civil Rights Movement by This anthology provides a biographical record of the men and women who made the civil rights movement of the 1960s possible. While the leaders profiled in this volume represent diverse backgrounds and ideas, each was selected because their vision and work profoundly shaped one of history's great episodes of social reform.
Call Number: 323.092 LEA
The Day Martin Luther King, Jr. Was Shot by Despite its title, this is a photo history of the civil rights struggle from slavery to the present.
Call Number: 323 HAS
They Had a Dream by A collective political biography of 4 great African American leaders, integrating their stories with a history of civil rights from slavery to the 1960s.
Call Number: 920 ARC
Affirmative Action by Since the 1960s, the United States government has issued executive orders and passed legislation aimed at achieving fair workplace hiring practices. Critics maintain that, in an attempt to ameliorate past injustices, the government has gone too far by pra
Call Number: 331.133 KAM
Civil Rights by From Frederick Douglass to Nelson Mandela, Great Speeches in History: Civil Rights chronicles the voices that led--and continue to lead--the struggle for civil rights in America. Covering 150 years, predating even the Emancipation Proclamation, this anthology includes the speeches of slaves and doctors, men and women, the privileged and the self-made. Although largely of one voice regarding civil rights, radically different ideas, tactics, and strategies are presented.
Call Number: 323.173 CIV
Simeon's Story by No modern tragedy has had a greater impact on race relations in America than the kidnapping and murder of Emmett Till. A 14-year-old black boy from Chicago visiting relatives in Mississippi in 1955, Till was taken from his uncle’s home by two white men; several days later, his body was found in the Tallahatchie River. This grotesque crime became the catalyst for the civil rights movement. At age 12, author Simeon Wright saw and heard his cousin Emmett whistle at a white woman at a grocery store; he was sleeping in the same bed with him when Emmett was taken; and he was at the sensational trial. This is his gripping coming-of-age memoir.
Call Number: 305.8 WRI
The Civil Rights Movement by Cornerstones of Freedom, Third Series--Bringing History to Life Even before the first glorious ring of the Liberty Bell, America was a land of freedom and promise. Read about what makes our country and form of government so great that it has inspired people from all over the world to start life anew here, endure the economic and social upheavals, and defend the land and rights that are unique to the United States of America.
Call Number: 323.1196 ZEI
The Civil Rights Revolution by From the Supreme Court's decision of Brown v. Board of Education in 1955 to the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1968--African American students, lawyers, ministers and communities conducted a successful nonviolent campaign against the system of American apartheid in eleven states.This work is organized into four sections. The first describes apartheid in the U.S. before Brown v. Board of Education. The causes of the revolution--the enforcement of apartheid laws by state governments, courts, police, and the KKK--are also analyzed. The second presents 54 confrontations in the struggle for Civil Rights--including court cases, boycotts, sit-ins, marches, demonstrations, and the desegregation of cities and schools--from the Moton High student strike (in Farmville, Virginia) in 1951 to 1969's hospital workers' strike in Charleston. The third is a series of 60 biographical profiles of leaders giving their educational and civil rights achievements. This section also includes a list of 40 historically significant activist organizations. The fourth section discusses six important Civil Rights laws and concludes with the general accomplishments of the struggle.
Call Number: 323.1196 SAR
The Civil Rights Act of 1964 by Although slavery was officially banned in 1865, former slaves and their families were far from free. People who were not white were routinely barred from restaurants, movie theaters, buses, and more. In an attempt to end racial discrimination, civil rights leaders organized peaceful demonstrations. However, peaceful protesters were often attacked and sometimes killed. The tension was felt throughout the United States. Finally, after hundreds of years of oppression and segregation, the Civil Rights Act was signed into law on July 2, 1964, guaranteeing equal rights for all.
Publication Date: 342.7308 SKO