Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement : A Fragile Coalition, 1967â€"1973

By: Lehman, ChristopherContributor(s): Crichton & Associates, IncMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Westport : ABC-CLIO, 2014Description: 1 online resource (340 p.)ISBN: 9781440832666Subject(s): African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century | Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century | United States -- Race relations -- History -- 20th centuryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement : A Fragile Coalition, 1967â€"1973DDC classification: 323.1196/0730904 LOC classification: E185.61 -- .L512 2014ebOnline resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Old and New Movements -- Chapter 1 Violence Is Necessary -- Chapter 2 Open Season -- Chapter 3 Shocked and Saddened -- Chapter 4 Facing Annihilation -- Chapter 5 A Hanging Judge -- Chapter 6 Manifesto -- Chapter 7 No Peace in This Land -- Chapter 8 Heads-Up Murder -- Chapter 9 Times Have Changed -- Chapter 10 The Revolutionary Army -- Chapter 11 Same Old Thing -- Chapter 12 Run by Dictators -- Chapter 13 Explode All over the Landscape -- Chapter 14 Nation Time -- Chapter 15 Groovin' on Democracy
Chapter 16 Their Most Vulnerable, Hopeless Position -- Chapter 17 Kicking the Blacks Around -- Chapter 18 The Movement of the Seventies -- Epilogue: Leaders without a Movement -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author
Summary: Focusing on four major civil rights groups, Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement: A Fragile Coalition, 1967-1973 documents how factions within the movement and sabotage from the federal government led to the gradual splintering of the Civil Rights Movement. Well-known historian Christopher P. Lehman builds his case convincingly, utilizing his original research on the Movement's later years-a period typically overlooked and unexamined in the existing literature on the Movement. The book identifies how each civil rights group challenged poverty, violence, and
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Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Old and New Movements -- Chapter 1 Violence Is Necessary -- Chapter 2 Open Season -- Chapter 3 Shocked and Saddened -- Chapter 4 Facing Annihilation -- Chapter 5 A Hanging Judge -- Chapter 6 Manifesto -- Chapter 7 No Peace in This Land -- Chapter 8 Heads-Up Murder -- Chapter 9 Times Have Changed -- Chapter 10 The Revolutionary Army -- Chapter 11 Same Old Thing -- Chapter 12 Run by Dictators -- Chapter 13 Explode All over the Landscape -- Chapter 14 Nation Time -- Chapter 15 Groovin' on Democracy

Chapter 16 Their Most Vulnerable, Hopeless Position -- Chapter 17 Kicking the Blacks Around -- Chapter 18 The Movement of the Seventies -- Epilogue: Leaders without a Movement -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index -- About the Author

Focusing on four major civil rights groups, Power, Politics, and the Decline of the Civil Rights Movement: A Fragile Coalition, 1967-1973 documents how factions within the movement and sabotage from the federal government led to the gradual splintering of the Civil Rights Movement. Well-known historian Christopher P. Lehman builds his case convincingly, utilizing his original research on the Movement's later years-a period typically overlooked and unexamined in the existing literature on the Movement. The book identifies how each civil rights group challenged poverty, violence, and

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An important contribution to the history of the civil rights movement, this study of African American activism between 1967 and 1973 profiles many forgotten organizations that successfully continued the struggle for racial equality following the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. United in purpose but not practice, many of these organizations disagreed in both methods and memberships. For example, both the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) jettisoned their white members, prompting the head of the NAACP to argue that skin color separation of these groups was no better than the segregationist policies of states such as Mississippi. The war in Vietnam also resulted in tensions between organizations; when the SNCC protested against the conflict, the long-established NAACP argued that domestic issues were more important to the black community than foreign policy. Lehman (ethnic studies, Saint Cloud State Univ.) includes the often overlooked but important Black Women's Liberation Committee and its evolution into the Third World Women's Alliance. This work should be required reading for anyone interested in the history of the civil rights movement. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. --David O'Donald Cullen, Collin College

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Christopher P. Lehman , PhD, is professor of ethnic studies at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN.

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