The civil rights movement: an eyewitness history
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing the ground. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand.
Frederick Douglass, August 3, 1857
The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line.
W. E. B. DuBois, 1903
This is what I wanted to know: when and how would we ever determine our rights as human beings?...It just happened that the driver made a demand and I just didn t feel like obeying his demand. He called a policeman and I was arrested and placed in jail.
Rosa Parks, on why she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama on December 1, 1955
I believe in segregation. I think it s the best way, but I am a realist enough to believe that we will have total integration one day. It might not be in my lifetime or in my children s, but it will come. As the laws change to meet the times, I will support the law.
Laurie Pritchett, Albany, Georgia police chief, December 17, 1961
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveholders will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr., August 28, 1963
|Grouped Work ID||e54daffd-d714-ac03-fdbf-1eb1b7c6f38e|
|Grouping Title||civil rights movement an eyewitness history|
|Grouping Author||wexler sanford|
|Last Grouping Update||2020-02-01 04:12:26AM|
|Last Indexed||2020-05-25 04:36:36AM|
|available_at_santafe||Oliver La Farge Branch|
|display_description||Uses speeches, articles, and other writings of those involved to trace the history of the civil rights movement in the United States, primarily from 1954 to 1965.|
|owning_library_santafe||Santa Fe Public Library|
|owning_location_santafe||Oliver La Farge Branch|
|subject_facet||African Americans -- Civil rights -- Juvenile literature|
Civil rights movements -- United States -- Juvenile literature
United States -- Race relations -- Juvenile literature
|title_display||The civil rights movement : an eyewitness history|
|title_full||The civil rights movement : an eyewitness history / Sanford Wexler ; Introduction by Julian Bond|
|title_short||The civil rights movement|
|title_sub||an eyewitness history|
Civil rights movements