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February 12th, 2013:

New Additions: Civil Rights History

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New additions to the collections of the Government and Heritage Library:

After the Dream: Black and White Southerners Since 1965, by Timothy Minchin & John Salmond. Beginning where many histories of the civil rights movement end, this book examines the political, social and economic struggles of the movement from 1965 into the 21st century, drawing on newly released archival sources and other primary documents.



Civil Rights Crossroads: Nation, Community and the Black Freedom Struggle, by Steven Lawson. The author traces the confluence of national and local activism on the civil rights movement, challenging many prevailing views on racial politics. He incorporates contributions from civil rights activists – familiar, unfamiliar, male and female – and examines the movement’s influence on American culture.


Toward Freedom Land: The Long Struggle for Racial Equality in America, by Harvard Sitkoff.  An historian with 40 years experience studying race in America, the author recounts the origins and evolution of the civil rights movement. Focusing on key individuals, plus political, economic, and social factors, Sitkoff allows the reader to witness the development of the most important social movement of modern America.



Library materials will be available for check out at the Government and Heritage Library by North Carolina State Agency employees or may be borrowed through an interlibrary loan request at your local public library. To view other new library acquisitions, click here.

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