Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2012

608 Pages | 25 b/w illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199932016

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Courage to Dissent

Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

  • Unlike most civil rights histories, it takes readers from the 1940s to the dawn of the post-Civil Rights era in 1980
  • Describes a civil rights movement that mostly benefitted the middle class and seldom prioritized the interests of the working class
  • Uncovers tension between minority representatives, both elected and self-appointed, and minority constituents
  • Discusses unsung "pragmatic" and "movement" civil rights lawyers

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