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The new book 20th Century Civil Rights Movement: An Africana Studies Perspective (Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2021) by Dr. Mark Christian looks at the major aspects of the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement, featuring sources directly associated with those whom led and marched on the campaigns.
This book makes strong references to the voices of those who knew Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a personal and professional level, as well as Malcolm X.
Topics covered include the historical context of the African American experience; catalysts for the movement; the emergence of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; from the sit-ins to Freedom Riders and Freedom Summer; Minister Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam; white liberals and problematic gradualism; Black Power and the Black Panther Party era; Black women and their contributions to the freedom struggle; the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; and the legacy of the Civil Rights Movement in relation to the present.
Dr. Mark Christian is a Professor at the Department of Africana Studies, Lehman College, City University of New York.
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