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By Christopher M. Richardson

The 50th anniversary of many significant milestones in what's ordinarily known as the African-American Civil Rights stream used to be celebrated in 2013. Fifty years faraway from the Birmingham crusade, the assassination of Medgar Evers, and the March on Washington and it's transparent that the sacrifices borne by means of these generations in that decade weren't in useless. Monuments, museums, and exhibitions internationally honor the lads and girls of the move and testify to their immeasurable position in redefining the USA.

The moment version of Historical Dictionary of the Civil Rights Movement is a consultant to the heritage of the African-American fight for equivalent rights within the usa. The heritage of this era is roofed in a close chronology, an introductory essay, and an intensive bibliography. The dictionary part has over 500 cross-referenced entries on very important personalities, major criminal situations, neighborhood struggles, forgotten heroes, and well known girls within the circulate. This booklet is a wonderful entry aspect for college kids, researchers, and an individual eager to recognize extra in regards to the Civil Rights Movement.

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The new group called for an end to racial prejudice in the United States and complete equality before the law. African Americans in all parts of the country were tired of the old social order, and a new generation arose to challenge American white supremacy. The feelings of African Americans were best captured by A. ” Disillusioned by the lack of progress, the “New Negro” had the temerity to fight back when confronted by white racism. For many, fighting back meant voting with their feet and seeking jobs in other parts of the country.

In 1919, the NAACP published Thirty Years of Lynching in the United States, 1889–1918, which documented more than 2,500 lynchings in the INTRODUCTION • 7 previous 30 years. The report failed to persuade Congress to adopt an antilynching bill in the early 1920s, but the NAACP’s lobbying and publicity campaign helped to create a national climate in which lynching declined. However, the NAACP, African Americans, and all Americans would be brought to their knees by the Great Depression. With the collapse of the American capitalist system, unemployment rose dramatically throughout the nation but especially among African Americans.

For many, fighting back meant voting with their feet and seeking jobs in other parts of the country. With the onset of World War I, over one million African Americans left the South for Northern industrial cities in what became known as the Great Migration. Companies in stockyards, meatpacking, and the railroad industries all recruited African Americans to the North. Those African Americans who moved North quickly discovered that whites in any part of the country were just as intolerant in some instances as Southern whites.

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