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The civil rights movement by Ritchie, NigelThe book traces the actions, experiences and achievements of those involved in the civil rights movement in the USA from the mid-1950s. It explains how the movement challenged segregation and discrimination in the southern states, using boycotts, marches and other forms of non-violent resistance. It ends by looking at its legacy and also reflects on how the fight for equality continues today.
Call Number: 323.1196 RIT
Publication Date: 2002
Civil rights in the United States of America by Mirams, SarahContent includes: Free at last? (1865-1938); We shall overcome (1939-1957); 'You won't see me at the back of the bus' (1955-1960); A change is gonna happen (1961-1963); 'Mississippi goddam' (1966-1971); I'm black and I'm proud (1966-1971).
Call Number: 973.91 MIR
Publication Date: 2014
Civil Rights and Race Relations in the USA, 1850-2009 for Edexcel by Vivienne SandersContains authoritative and engaging content including the spread of Jim Crow laws; the changing geographical distribution of black Americans; the roles and impact of Martin Luther King and Malcolm X; changing portrayals of civil rights issues in fiction, film and television; the significance of Obama's victory in the 2008 presidential election.