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The West Point Guide to the Civil Rights Movement

The West Point Guide to the Civil Rights Movement

Authored by: Lauren Pearlman
Edited by: Daniel Sjursen and Amanda Boczar

Module 1: Making the Movement: Creating Change From the Top Down or the Bottom Up

  1. The Little Rock Crisis
  2. The 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom
  3. Civil Rights Act of 1964
  4. Freedom Summer
  5. Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
  6. March From Selma to Montgomery
  7. Voting Rights Act of 1965
  8. Reflections

Module 2: Competing Strategies

  1. Theories of Non-Violence
  2. The Roots of Self-Defense
  3. Freedom Rides
  4. Sit-Ins
  5. The Birmingham Campaign
  6. Riots

Module 3: Black Power

  1. The Roots of Black Power
  2. Black Power Organizations
  3. Black Power in Action
  4. Black Power and the Vietnam War
  5. Black Arts and Culture
  6. Resistance to Black Power
  7. Black Power Politics

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