Tag: Civil Rights

“The City Too Busy to Care”: The Atlanta Youth Murders and the Southern Past, 1979–81

“The City Too Busy to Care”: The Atlanta Youth Murders and the Southern Past, 1979–81

Paul Mokrzycki Renfro

On May 25, 1981, an estimated three thousand people convened at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., to protest the slayings of black Atlanta youths. Rally organizers framed the demonstration as part of the March on Washington tradition.

And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi, and Local People: The Struggle For Civil Rights in Mississippi by Eric Burner (Review)

And Gently He Shall Lead Them: Robert Parris Moses and Civil Rights in Mississippi, and Local People: The Struggle For Civil Rights in Mississippi by Eric Burner (Review)

Brian Ward

In recent years, Mississippi has become a sort of totem for historians of the black freedom struggle, much as it was for the civil rights workers of the early-to-mid-1960s. Movement supporters once believed that if unregenerate Mississippi, the ultimate "closed society," could be brought to heel then black freedom in the United States was surely just down the road apiece. Similarly, many Movement scholars have focused on the Magnolia State in the belief that unraveling the complexities of the freedom struggle there is important, not just as a worthy end in itself, but as a means to understand the very nature of the southern civil rights struggle.

Conflict of Interests: Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1954-1968 by Alan Draper (Review)

Conflict of Interests: Organized Labor and the Civil Rights Movement in the South, 1954-1968 by Alan Draper (Review)

John Salmond
Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 by Adam Fairclough (Review)

Race and Democracy: The Civil Rights Struggle in Louisiana, 1915-1972 by Adam Fairclough (Review)

Lawrence N. Powell
The Law and the Code in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

The Law and the Code in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

Robert O. Stephens
Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom by Richard H. King (Review)

Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom by Richard H. King (Review)

Charles W. Eagles