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Tear down the walls! A history of the American civil rights movement

by Dorothy Sterling

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The historical struggle, the modern Movement--the fight for equal rights for Negroes in the crucial areas of education, housing, employment, voter registration, use of public facilities. More than half covers the pre-1954 period of sporadic and usually shortlived achievement: David Walker's Appeal, an 1828 Rap-ping; Elizabeth Jennings, a proto-Rosa Parks (1854) who first integrated horse cars; Northern use of Negro troops in the Civil War; the Sweets barricading their home as defense against (1925) snipers; the integration of troops in the Korean War. The Supreme Court reversal of Plessy vs. Ferguson is seen as a major turning point and a point of origin; thereafter, the efforts (on all sides) become stronger as King's nonviolence takes the lead. As up-to-date as black power and the President's crime commission report, a penetrating examination and a worthy companion to Goldston's The Negro Revolution, (p. 471, J-177) which traces the protest more completely up to 1950.
 
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