Civil Rights movement

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movement in the United States beginning in the 1960s and led primarily by Blacks in an effort to establish the civil rights of individual Black citizens

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This is not simply a tale about what happened in the struggle for black equality in Mississippi from 1945 to 1975.
According to Jackson, Ellison came to resent not only the Communists' downplaying of black equality in the 1940s, but also the condescending attitude of New Masses editors toward black expressive art forms such as the blues.
He put weight behind the campaign for black equality but it was seen at the time as a cynical move to win the liberal vote.
For example, many now remember King solely as the black leader of a movement for black equality - a myopic perception that one historian has suggested may explain why most parks, streets and schools named after the late civil rights leader are located in predominantly black neighborhoods across the country.
The Struggle for Black Equality Chicago: Hill and Wang, 1980.
Fluent in Russian, the baritone counted Einstein and Kirov among his friends and viewed the Russians as in the vanguard of black equality and civil rights.
Echoing historian Charles Payne's masterful I've Got the Light of Freedom, Honey reminds us that the struggle for black equality was about much more than the careers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
For Jews, the parallels between the African-American and European Jewish experience created a special concern for black equality.
A few examples: Claybourne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (New York, 1981); Doug McAdam, Freedom Summer (Oxford, 1988); David Garrow, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1955-1968 (New York, 1986); Harvard Sitkoff, The Struggle for Black Equality, 1954-1992 (New York, 1992); Vicki L.
Returning to Berkeley after their Mississippi summer, some of the people who were soon to become leaders of the FSM began applying to the university perspectives and tactics they'd learned in the crusade for black equality.
It was while in the Nation of Islam that Malcolm Little became Malcolm X, one of the most brilliant spokesmen for Black equality in America.
Our Minds on Freedom, Women and the Struggle for Black Equality in Louisiana, 1924-1967.
Muriel Snowden came of age as a community organizer during a period in which moderate activists sought to link black equality with successful attempts at democracy at home and abroad.
We are introduced to individuals who are largely unknown today, such as the free black businessman James Forten, who promoted black equality in early nineteenth-century Philadelphia.