ERIC Number: ED415321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights' 40th Anniversary: The Road Ahead for Civil Rights. A Civil Rights Symposium.
Civil Rights Journal, v2 n1 Fall 1997
This special theme issue of the newly titled "Civil Rights Journal" (previously titled "Perspectives"), commemorates the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by presenting a written symposium that offers a wide range of perspectives on civil rights realities and the future of civil rights. Three context-setting articles introduce brief viewpoint essays by a number of leaders and contributors in the field of civil rights. The first, "The Civil Rights Commission: The First 40 Years" by Hugh David Graham, traces the history of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. The second, "A Task that Remains: Racial Reconciliation" by C. Eric Lincoln, links key aspects of the civil rights movement to current developments, and the third, "Civil Rights and the Sacred Truth" by Rabbi Marc Gellman focuses on the moral dimensions of civil rights. The symposium then presents the views of 28 leaders of the civil rights movement about what they consider to be the most pressing problems in the nation. These statements are followed by short essays by 30 scholars, journalists, and literary figures on how current civil rights conflicts are shaping the directions of intergroup relations in the United States. An editorial by Wayne Greenshaw, "Turning Point: Selma," comments on the career of civil rights leader John Lewis. (SLD)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational History, Elementary Secondary Education, Essays, Ethnic Groups, Federal Government, Government Role, Minority Groups, Moral Values, Public Agencies, Racial Integration, Racial Relations, United States History, Urban Problems
Superintendent of Documents, Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.