The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory

The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory

Book - 2006
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The movement for civil rights in America peaked in the 1950s and1960s; however, a closely related struggle, this time over themovement's legacy, has been heatedly engaged over the past twodecades. How the civil rights movement is currently being rememberedin American politics and culture - and why it matters - is the commontheme of the thirteen essays in this unprecedented collection.Memories of the movement are being created and maintained - in waysand for purposes we sometimes only vaguely perceive - throughmemorials, art exhibits, community celebrations, and even streetnames.
Publisher: Athens, GA : University of Georgia Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780820325385
Characteristics: xxiv, 382 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Romano, Renee Christine
Raiford, Leigh


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