Dream and reality : the modern Black struggle for freedom and equality

edited by Jeannine Swift ; prepared under the auspices of Hofstra University

The struggles of the 1960s brought about far-reaching changes for American blacks - not only an end to legalized segregation and discrimination nationwide, but a change in the consciousness of both whites and blacks. After nearly 3 decades, however, black hopes for equality, particularly in the economic realm, are frustrated by political reaction and economic pressures. This collection of essays looks at the history of the black struggle and at the policies and political and economic realities that have brought progress to a near standstill. In an introductory chapter, Julian Bond reviews two and a half decades of black struggle, giving particular attention to the shifting fortunes of the movement for black freedom and equality and the recent worsening of black poverty relative to the condition of the affluent majority. Several authors focus on the leadership of the civil rights movement, including neglected women leaders and the history of the movement as a whole. Others analyze the experience of desegregation as it has affected both whites and blacks. Additional areas explored are the continuing problem of "de facto" segregation in schools, the condition of blacks in the workplace and attempts to improve the situation of inner-city black youth. The volume concludes with an examination of options and strategies for reanimating the black agenda in the coming decades. The work of a distinguished group of scholars in the field, this book should be of interest to anyone concerned with race relations, policy issues, the civil rights movement, and U.S. political and social history.

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  • A tale of two and one half decades, Julian Bond
  • a tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr, David Jeffrey Garrow
  • rediscovering women leaders of the civil rights movement, Rhoda Louis Blumberg
  • the civil rights movement - upheaval and organization, Jack Bloom
  • blacks and the New South - civil rights in the 80s, Robert D.Bullard
  • improving the plight of black inner-city youths - whose responsibility?, Ronald L.Taylor
  • racial attitudes of black and white adolescents before and after desegregation, George E.Dickinson
  • the ills of integration - a black perspective, Gerald A.Foster
  • a dream deferred for quality education - civil rights legislation and de facto segregation in the Cincinnati schools, 1954-1986, Michael H.Washington
  • the housing conditions of black Americans, 1960s-1980s, Wilhelmina A.Leigh
  • the collapse of the employment policy agenda - 1964-1981, Helene Slessarev
  • black workers at risk - jobs for life or death, Beverly H.Wright
  • "Where Do We Go From Here?", Vincent Harding.

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書名 Dream and reality : the modern Black struggle for freedom and equality
著作者等 Hofstra University
Swift, Jeannine
シリーズ名 Contributions in Afro-American and African studies
出版元 Greenwood Press
刊行年月 1991
ページ数 vi, 155 p.
大きさ 25 cm
ISBN 0313277583
NCID BA13171382
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国