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ERIC Number: ED456180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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On the American Civil Rights Movement's Origins, Nature, and Legacy: Framing the Struggle for the "Pearl of Great Price."
Baxter, Anthony G.
This study examines the impact of the civil rights movement on social change, proposing a framework for viewing the movement's characteristics and organizing themes and discussing its epistemological foundations. Integrating legal and educational data, it points to capstone developments in the civil rights movement and discusses historical circumstances prevailing throughout America's pre-slavery, slavery, and post-slavery periods. It uses the key characteristics to discern the movement's origins, essential nature, organizing themes, and enduring legacy, suggesting that its origins are in the 1688 Quaker and Mennonite anti-slavery movement. Preserving the intellectual ideals and realities of the civil rights struggle, literacy sustained the black press, adding formal and social criticism to civil rights protestations and establishing the civil rights movement as a field of inquiry. The paper relates the impact of the movement's enduring legacy to changes in American society's status quo. (Contains 26 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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