Nick Kotz depicts the pragmatic, politically savvy side of King in his alliance with LBJ. Focusing on a narrow piece of time—from John F. Kennedy’s assassination in November 1963 to King’s in April 1968—Kotz shows how King and Johnson adroitly partnered in generating both the public demand and the congressional votes for landmark civil-rights legislation.
Martin and Malcolm and America
by James H. Cone
Location: Mugar Stacks E185.97.K5 C66 1991
Publication Date: 1992-08-01
Reexamines the ideology of the two most prominent leaders of the civil rights movement of the 1960s.
Parting the waters : America in the King years, 1954-63
by Taylor Branch
Location: Mugar Stacks E185.61 .B7914 1988
Publication Date: 1989-11-15
Pulitzer Prize winner Taylor Branch's account of the American civil rights movement. Chronicles the civil rights struggle from the twilight of the Eisenhower years through the assassination of President Kennedy.
Carry Me Home
by Diane McWhorter
Publication Date: 2002-01-08
The Year of Birmingham, 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in America's long civil rights struggle. That spring, child demonstrators faced down police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches for desegregation. A few months later, Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated by bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killing four young black girls. Diane McWhorter, journalist and daughter of a prominent Birmingham family, weaves together police and FBI documents, interviews with black activists and former Klansmen, and personal memories into an extraordinary narrative of the city, the personalities, and the events that brought about America's second emancipation.
Lyndon B. Johnson and American Liberalism
by Bruce J. Schulman
Congressman John Lewis’s gripping firsthand account of the fight for civil rights in Nashville during the ‘50s and ‘60s. His vision for nonviolent action and perseverance was inspired by the teachings of Gandhi and his leadership and courage helped to alter the course of U.S. history.
This anthology of black writers traces the evolution of African-American perspectives throughout American history, from the early years of slavery to the end of the 20th century. The essays, manifestos, interviews, and documents assembled here, contextualized with critical commentaries from Marable and Mullings, introduce the reader to the character and important controversies of each period of black history.The selections represent a broad spectrum of ideology. Conservative, radical, nationalistic, and integrationist approaches can be found in almost every period, yet there have been striking shifts in the evolution of social thought and activism. The editors judiciously illustrate how both continuity and change affected the African-American community in terms of its internal divisions, class structure, migration, social problems, leadership, and protest movements. They also show how gender, spirituality, literature, music, and connections to Africa and the Caribbean played a prominent role in black life and history.
Go Tell It on the Mountain
by James Baldwin
Location: Mugar Stacks PS3552.A45 G6 1963M
Publication Date: 1985-11-10
Follows the difficult passage of the son of an angry storefront preacher and a stoically courageous mother to manhood amid the family's past from Deep South to Depression-era Harlem. Partially autobiographical.
by Kathryn Stockett
Publication Date: 2009-02-10
In Jackson, Mississippi, in 1962, there are lines that are not crossed. With the civil rights movement exploding all around them, three women start a movement of their own, forever changing a town and the way women--black and white, mothers and daughters--view one another.
by Denise Nicholas
Publication Date: 2005-08-26
The critically acclaimed debut novel from pioneering actress and writer Denise Nicholas tells the story of one young woman’s coming of age via the political and social upheavals of the civil rights movement. Nineteen-year-old Celeste Tyree leaves Ann Arbor to go to Pineyville, Mississippi, in the summer of 1964 to help found a voter registration project as part of Freedom Summer. As the summer unfolds, she confronts not only the political realities of race and poverty in this tiny town, but also deep truths about her family and herself. Drawing on Nicholas’ own involvement in the movement, Freshwater Road was hailed by Newsday as "Perhaps the best work of fiction ever done about the civil rights movement.”
Encyclopedias & Reference
The Encyclopedia of Civil Rights in America
by David Bradley (Editor); Shelley Fisher Fishkin
Publication Date: 1997-10-31
Civil Rights in the United States
Publication Date: 2000-02-18
Encyclopedia of African-American Civil Rights
by Charles D. Lowery (Editor); John F. Marszalek (Editor)
Publication Date: 1992-05-30
Encyclopedia of the Mexican American Civil Rights Movement
by Margo Gutiérrez; Matt S. Meier
Publication Date: 2000-05-30
Encyclopedia of American Indian Civil Rights
by James S. Olson (Editor); Mark M. Baxter (Editor); Jason M. Tetzloff (Editor); Darren Pierson (Editor)
Publication Date: 1997-06-30
Encyclopedia of African American Culture and History
by Jack Salzman (Editor); David L. Smith (Editor); Cornel West (Editor)