In Struggle : SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s

With its radical ideology and effective tactics, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC was the cutting edge of the civil rights movement during the 1960s. Indeed, sncc's radical and penetrating analysis of the American power structure reached beyond the black community to help spark wider social protests of the 1960s, such as the anti-Vietnam War movement.

Carson's history of sncc goes behind the scene to determine why the group's ideological evolution was accompanied by bitter power struggles within the organization. This ideology, with its emphasis on nonviolence, challenged Southern segregation. This sympathetic yet even-handed book records for the first time the complete story of SNCC's evolution, of its successes and its difficulties in the ongoing struggle to end white repression.

At its birth, sncc was composed of black college students who shared an ideology of moral radicalism. In the process, carson shows, sncc changed from a group that endorsed white middle-class values to one that questioned the basic assumptions of liberal ideology and raised the fist for black power. Sncc students were the earliest civil rights fighters of the Second Reconstruction.

Used book in Good Condition. They conducted sit-ins at lunch counters, and organized voter registration, spearheaded the freedom rides, which shook white complacency and awakened black political consciousness. Using interviews, unpublished position papers, and recently released FBI documents, he reveals how a radical group is subject to enormous, transcripts of meetings, often divisive pressures as it fights the difficult battle for social change.

The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader: Documents, Speeches, and Firsthand Accounts from the Black Freedom Struggle

The most comprehensive anthology of primary sources available, spanning the entire history of the American civil rights movement. A record of one of the greatest and most turbulent movements of this century, The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader is essential for anyone interested in learning how far the American civil rights movements has come and how far it has to go.

Included are the supreme court's Brown vs Board of Education decision in its entirety; speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr. And his famous "letter from birmingham city jail"; an interview with rosa parks; selections from malcolm X Speaks; Black Panther Bobby Seale's Seize the Time; Ralph Abernathy's controversial And the Walls Came Tumbling Down; a piece by Herman Badillo on the infamous Attica prison uprising; addresses by Harold Washington, Nelson Mandel, Jesse Jackson, and much more.

An important volume for students and professionals who wish to grasp the basic nature of the civil rights movement and how it changed America in fundamental ways. Aldon morris, Northwestern University Penguin Books.

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

Martin luther King, Jr. Lewis’s vision and perseverance altered history. In 1986, and remains in office to this day, he ran and won a congressional seat in Georgia, continuing to enact change. The award-winning national bestseller, Walking with the Wind, is one of our most important records of the American civil rights movement.

The late Edward M. Lewis traces his role in the pivotal Selma marches, Bloody Sunday, and the Freedom Rides. Lewis’s leadership in the nashville movement—a student-led effort to desegregate the city of Nashville using sit-in techniques based on the teachings of Gandhi—set the tone for major civil rights campaigns of the 1960s.

Inspired by his mentor, Dr. Lewis’s adherence to nonviolence guided that critical time and established him as one of the movement’s most charismatic and courageous leaders. Told by john lewis, who cornel west calls a “national treasure, ” this is a gripping first-hand account of the fight for civil rights and the courage it takes to change a nation.

In 1957, a teenaged boy named john lewis left a cotton farm in Alabama for Nashville, the epicenter of the struggle for civil rights in America. Simon Schuster. Kennedy said of lewis, “john tells it like it was…Lewis spent most of his life walking against the wind of the times, but he was surely walking with the wind of history.

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Bloody Lowndes: Civil Rights and Black Power in Alabama’s Black Belt

Winner of the 2010 clinton jackson coley award for the best book on local history from the alabama Historical AssociationEarly in 1966, aided by activists from the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee SNCC, established an all-black, African Americans in rural Lowndes County, Alabama, independent political party called the Lowndes County Freedom Organization LCFO.

Newton, who adopted the lcfo panther as the namesake for their new, grassroots organization: the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. Penguin Books. Simon Schuster. Nyu press. Their radical experiment in democratic politics inspired black people throughout the country, from SNCC organizer Stokely Carmichael who used the Lowndes County program as the blueprint for Black Power, to California-based activists Bobby Seale and Huey P.

Their fear stemmed from the county’s long, bloody history of whites retaliating against blacks who strove to exert the freedom granted to them after the Civil War. Amid this environment of intimidation and disempowerment, African Americans in Lowndes County viewed the LCFO as the best vehicle for concrete change.

This party and its adopted symbol went on to become the national organization of black militancy in the 1960s and 1970s, yet long-obscured is the crucial role that Lowndes County “historically a bastion of white supremacy” played in spurring black activists nationwide to fight for civil and human rights in new and more radical ways.

Drawing on an impressive array of sources ranging from government documents to personal interviews with Lowndes County residents and SNCC activists, for the first time, Hasan Kwame Jeffries tells, the remarkable full story of the Lowndes County freedom struggle and its contribution to the larger civil rights movement.

Bridging the gaping hole in the literature between civil rights organizing and Black Power politics, Bloody Lowndes offers a new paradigm for understanding the civil rights movement.

Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? King Legacy

Nyu press. With a universal message of hope that continues to resonate, King demanded an end to global suffering, asserting that humankind-for the first time-has the resources and technology to eradicate poverty. Where do we go from Here Chaos or Community. In 1967, Dr. Simon Schuster. Martin luther King, Jr. Isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript.

Penguin Books. In this prophetic work, and dreams for america's future, decent housing, higher wages, he lays out his thoughts, including the need for better jobs, plans, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, and quality education.

Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America

Vibrant and expressive. Once in a while a book comes along that projects the spirit of an era; this is one of them. Newton, turned their backs on martin Luther King's pacifism and, building on Malcolm X's legacy, pioneered a radical new approach to the fight for equality. Nyu press. Joseph vividly invokes the way in which Black Power redefined black identity and culture and in the process redrew the landscape of American race relations.

. Simon Schuster. Penguin Books. Waiting 'til the midnight hour traces the history of the Black Power movement, that storied group of men and women who would become American icons of the struggle for racial equality. A well-researched and well-written work. The philadelphia inquirerwith the rallying cry of "Black Power!" in 1966, a group of black activists, including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P.

. In a series of character-driven chapters, we witness the rise of Black Power groups such as the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Black Panthers, and with them, on both coasts of the country, a fundamental change in the way Americans understood the unfinished business of racial equality and integration.

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Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement American Social and Political Movements of the 20th Century

With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. The african american struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. Nyu press. In rethinking the black freedom Movement, Yohuru Williams has synthesized the complex history of this period into a clear and compelling narrative.

Exploring the different strands within the movement, and its ongoing legacy, key figures and leaders, Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement is the perfect introduction for anyone seeking to understand the struggle for Black civil rights in America. Penguin Books. Considering both the civil rights and black power movements as distinct but overlapping elements of the Black Freedom struggle, transportation, education, labor, voting rights, Williams looks at the impact of the struggle for Black civil rights on housing, and more, culture, and places the activism of the 1950s and 60s within the context of a much longer tradition reaching from Reconstruction to the present day.

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At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

Where do we go from Here Chaos or Community. The president of the local nAACP branch office sent his best investigator and organizer--Rosa Parks--to Abbeville. Simon Schuster. In taking on this case, parks launched a movement that exposed a ritualized history of sexual assault against black women and added fire to the growing call for change.

Penguin Books. Seven white men, raped her, ordered the young woman into their green Chevrolet, armed with knives and shotguns, and left her for dead. Vintage Books. Nyu press. In this groundbreaking and important book, recy taylor, who strolled toward home after an evening of singing and praying at the Rock Hill Holiness Church in Abbeville, Danielle McGuire writes about the rape in 1944 of a twenty-four-year-old mother and sharecropper, Alabama.

The truth of who rosa parks was and what really lay beneath the 1955 boycott is far different from anything previously written. Groundbreaking, and courageous, controversial,  here is the story of Rosa Parks and Recy Taylor—a story that reinterprets the history of America's civil rights movement in terms of the sexual violence committed against black women by white men.

Rosa parks was often described as a sweet and reticent elderly woman whose tired feet caused her to defy segregation on Montgomery’s city buses, and whose supposedly solitary, spontaneous act sparked the 1955 bus boycott that gave birth to the civil rights movement.

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision Gender and American Culture

Penguin Books. One of the most important african american leaders of the twentieth century and perhaps the most influential woman in the civil rights movement, Ella Baker 1903-1986 was an activist whose remarkable career spanned fifty years and touched thousands of lives. Ransby shows baker to be a complex figure whose radical, and emphasis on group-centered, commitment to empowering the black poor, democratic worldview, grassroots leadership set her apart from most of her political contemporaries.

Beyond documenting an extraordinary life, the book paints a vivid picture of the African American fight for justice and its intersections with other progressive struggles worldwide across the twentieth century. B. Du bois, thurgood Marshall, and Martin Luther King Jr. All the while maintaining relationships with a vibrant group of women, students, and activists both black and white.

In this deeply researched biography, and a teacher, an intellectual, Barbara Ransby chronicles Baker's long and rich political career as an organizer, from her early experiences in depression-era Harlem to the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. She was a national officer and key figure in the national Association for the Advancement of Colored People, one of the founders of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and a prime mover in the creation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Baker made a place for herself in predominantly male political circles that included W. Where do we go from Here Chaos or Community.

Revolutionary Suicide: Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition

Newton, in a dazzling graphic package Eloquently tracing the birth of a revolutionary, Huey P. Penguin Books. Simon Schuster. The searing, visionary memoir of founding Black Panther Huey P. Where do we go from Here Chaos or Community. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Vintage Books. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. Newton's famous and oft-quoted autobiography is as much a manifesto as a portrait of the inner circle of America's Black Panther Party, which is recognizing its 50th anniversary in October 2016.

Nyu press. Penguin Books. From newton's impoverished childhood on the streets of oakland to his adolescence and struggles with the system, from his role in the Black Panthers to his solitary confinement in the Alameda County Jail, unrepentant, Revolutionary Suicide is smart, and thought-provoking in its portrayal of inspired radicalism.

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SNCC: The New Abolitionists

Where do we go from Here Chaos or Community. Simon Schuster. It is considered an indispensable study of the organization, of the 1960s, and of the process of social change. Vintage Books. Sncc: the new abolitionists influenced a generation of activists struggling for civil rights and seeking to learn from the successes and failures of those who built the fantastically influential Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

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