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Toward the meeting of the waters : currents in the civil rights movement of South Carolina during the twentieth century

Author: Winfred B Moore; Orville Vernon Burton
Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
Brings together voices of leading historians alongside recollections from central participants to provide the first comprehensive history of the civil rights movement as experienced by black and white South Carolinians. --from publisher descriptioin.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Winfred B Moore; Orville Vernon Burton
ISBN: 9781570037559 1570037558 9781570039713 1570039712
OCLC Number: 227205722
Description: xxiv, 470 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Governors: From defiance to moderation : South Carolina governors and racial change / Tony Badger --
Comments / Ernest F. Hollings, John C. West --
Questions and answers --
pt. 2. Aggressors: Lynching in the outer coastal plain region of South Carolina and the origins of African American collective action, 1901-1910 / Terence R. Finnegan. Conflicting expectations : white and Black anticipations of opportunities in World War I-era South Carolina / Janet G. Hudson --
An "ominous defiance" : the Lowman lynchings of 1926 / Elizabeth Robeson --
The civil right not to be lynched : state law, government, and citizen response to the killing of Willie Earle (1947) / William Gravely --
This magic moment : when the Ku Klux Klan tried to kill rhythm and blues music in South Carolina / Frank Beacham --
pt. 3. Reformers: Mr. NAACP : Levi G. Byrd and the remaking of the NAACP in state and nation, 1917-1960 / Peter F. Lau --
The impact of 1940s civil rights activism on the state's 1960s civil rights scene / Wim Roefs --
Seeds in unlikely soil : the Briggs v. Elliott school segregation case / Orville Vernon Burton, Beatrice Burton, and Simon Appleford --
Five days in May : freedom riding in the Carolinas / Raymond Arsenault --
The developmental leadership of Septima Clark, 1954-1967 / Stephen L. Preskill --
pt. 4. Resisters: Memories and forebodings : the fight to preserve the white Democratic primary in South Carolina, 1944-1950 / James O. Farmer --
Could history repeat itself? : the prospects for a second Reconstruction in post-World War II South Carolina / Robert R. Korstad --
The White Citizens' Councils of Orangeburg County, South Carolina / John W. White --
"Integration with (relative) dignity" : the desegregation of Clemson College and George McMillan's article at forty / M. Ron Cox Jr. --
Memory, history, and the desegregation of Greenville, South Carolina / Stephen O'Neill --
Schooling and white supremacy : the African-American struggle for educational equality and access in South Carolina, 1945-1970 / R. Scott Baker --
pt. 5. Retrospectives: Briggs v. Elliott a half century later / John Hope Franklin, Joseph A. De Laine Jr., Beatrice Brown Rivers --
Questions and answers --
Voices from the civil rights movement in South Carolina / Charles F. McDrew, Constance Curry, Matthew J. Perry Jr., Harvey B. Gantt --
The Orangeburg massacre / Cleveland L. Sellers Jr., Jordan M. Simmons III, Jack Bass --
"We're not there yet" : Orangeburg, 1968-2003 / William C. Hine --
pt. 6. Crosscurrents at century's end --
The economics of the civil rights revolution / Gavin Wright --
Civil rights and politics in South Carolina : the perspective of one lifetime, 1940-2003 / Dan Carter --
How far we have come--how far we still have to go / Charles Joyner.
Responsibility: edited by Winfred B. Moore Jr. and Orville Vernon Burton.


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