Engines of the Black Power Movement: Essays on the Influence of Civil Rights Actions, Arts, and Islam

ISBN13: 9780786425402
Release Date: December 12th 2006
Published by: McFarland & Company
Pages: 288

The decade of the 1960s was an era of protest in America, and strides toward racial equality were among the most profound effects of the challenges to America's status quo. But have civil rights for African Americans been furthered, or even maintained, in the four decades since the Civil Rights movement began? To a certain extent, the movement is popularly perceived as having regressed, with the real issues tabled or hidden. With a view to assessing losses and gains, this collection of 17 essays examines the evolution and perception of the African American civil rights movement from its inception through today.

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