The Civil Rights Movement in America by Peter B. Levy
From Black Nationalism to the Women's Political Council: From Black Nationalism to the Women's Political Council (Movements of the American Mosaic)

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This single-volume work provides a concise, up-to-date, and reliable reference work that students, teachers, and general readers can turn to for a comprehensive overview of the civil rights movement—a period of time incorporating events that shaped today's society.

• Includes primary documents such as the Brown v. Board of Education decision and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 accompanied by introductory essays that provide key historical context

• Supplies entries on a broad cast of actors, ranging from Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X to Septima Clark, Virginia and Clifford Durr, Rosa Parks, and The Last Poets, thereby capturing the diversity of those who fought for racial equality

• Provides sidebars and carefully selected images that bring this people's movement to life for high school readers—personal stories; descriptions of lesser-known individuals, organizations, and speeches; connections to popular culture; and maps of the freedom ride route


About Peter B. Levy

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Peter B. Levy, PhD, is professor in the Department of History and Political Science at York College, York, PA.
Published April 28, 2015 by Greenwood. 449 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction