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A Decisive Decade: An Insider's View of the Chicago Civil Rights Movement During the 1960s

Robert B. McKersie ; with a foreword by James R. Ralph Jr.
Format
Book
Published
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2013]
Language
English
ISBN
9780809332441 (cloth : alk. paper), 0809332442 (cloth : alk. paper), 9780809332458 (ebook), 0809332450 (ebook)
Contents
  • Prologue: Starting an academic career
  • The First Unitarian Church of Chicago: my gateway to the civil rights movement and to Alex Poinsett
  • Campaigns on the employment front
  • Tim Black and the Motorola campaign
  • Campaigns on the education front
  • The movement marks time while the university plays catch-up
  • Spring and summer 1965: marches, more marches, and Al Pitcher
  • A peaceful march in Kenwood and a not-so-peaceful march led by Dick Gregory
  • Looking back on the tumultuous events of 1965
  • The campaign for open housing, summer 1966
  • Jesse Jackson, Operation Breadbasket, and minority enterprise
  • The movement and the decade wind down
  • Initiatives continue within the university and the Unitarian church
  • Race relations and the personal equation.
Description
xxvi, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246) and index.
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