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Tables of Contents for Reporting Civil Rights
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March on Washington Committee Call to Negro America: ``To March on Washington for Jobs and Equal Participation in National Defense''
``Until victory comes'': May 1941
1
4
Negro Morale
Roi Ottley
``Seething with resentment'': November 1941
5
6
``Will Two Good White Men Vouch for You?''
Tolly R. Broady
Voter Registration, Alabama: November 1941
11
4
Non-Violence vs. Jim Crow
Bayard Rustin
``I have a right to sit here'': July 1942
15
4
Thrown from Train, Attacked
L. O. Swingler
``A simple request'': August 1942
19
4
Out of Their Mouths
Sterling A. Brown
``From Massachusetts to Mississippi'': November 1942
23
14
The Race Riots
Thomas Sancton
Detroit and the Nation: July 1943
37
12
Eyewitness Story of Riot: False Rumors Spurred Mob
Ralph Ellison
``All of Harlem was awake'': August 1943
49
3
Jim Crow in the Army
Lucille B. Milner
``A new Negro will return from the war'': February 1944
52
10
A Blueprint for First Class Citizenship
Pauli Murray
``The spirit of revolt took shape'': 1942--1944
62
6
Adventures in Dining
Langston Hughes
``A lawful right'': June 1945
68
3
Our G.I.'s in S. Pacific Fiercely Resent ``Uncle Tom'' Roles
Charles H. Loeb
``Our Uncle Tomming Negro artists'': 1945
71
3
It Was a Great Day in Jersey
Wendell Smith
Jackie Robinson: April 1946
74
4
Lynch Law Back in Georgia---4 Murdered
Tom O'Connor
Monroe, Georgia: July 1946
78
4
Race Justice in Aiken
George McMillan
``Talk to me like a man'': November 1946
82
3
Literacy Tests: Southern Style
Jack H. Pollack
``It doesn't matter how you answer'': May 1947
85
7
Not So Deep Are the Roots
James Peck
Journey of Reconciliation: April-September 1947
92
6
When I Was a Child
Lillian Smith
``A heavy burden'': 1949
98
14
Jim Crow in the North
George S. Schuyler
``All over the country'': 1949
112
10
Men Who Shame Our State and Flag
Ralph McGill
Bainbridge, Georgia: August 1949
122
3
Florida's Legal Lynching
Ted Poston
Lake County, Florida: September 1949
125
5
Cicero Nightmare
Homer A. Jack
``To preserve white neighborhoods'': July 1951
130
4
Mrs. Means Married Woman
Hodding Carter
Courtesy Titles and the Southern White Press: 1951--1952
134
7
Thurgood Marshall and the 14th Amendment
James Poling
``Our greatest civil liberties lawyer'': 1952
141
16
from Jim Crow's Last Stand
Carl T. Rowan
``The decisive battle'': November--December 1953
157
47
Supreme Court, 9--0, Bans Segregation in Schools
Robert J. Donovan
The Court's Decision: May 1954
204
7
Charge Two with Lynch Death of 14-Year-Old
Marty Richardson
The Lynching of Emmett Till: September 1955
211
3
He Went All the Way
Murray Kempton
Moses Wright Testifies: September 1955
214
3
Justice in Sumner
Dan Wakefield
``An hour and seven minutes'': September 1955
217
5
Respectable Racism
Dan Wakefield
The Citizens Council Movement: October 1955
222
6
At Holt Street Baptist Church
Joe Azbell
``The Rosa Parks protest meeting'': December 1955
228
4
The Shocking Story of Approved Killing in Mississippi
William Bradford Huie
Emmett Till's Killers Tell Their Story: January 1956
232
9
``When the Riots Came''
Murray Kempton
The University of Alabama: February 1956
241
8
A Brickbat for Education---A Kiss for the Bedroom in Dixie
Langston Hughes
``An old, old story'': March 1956
249
3
The Bus Boycott in Montgomery
L. D. Reddick
``They have already won'': March 1956
252
14
from The Negroes of Montgomery
Ted Poston
Montgomery Bus Boycott: June 1956
266
14
Tallahassee Spirit: Tired of Being Pushed Around
Samuel L. Gandy
Tallahassee Bus Boycott: July 1956
280
4
Segregation: The Inner Conflict in the South
Robert Penn Warren
``To hear the voices'': 1956
284
47
``If You Got the Guts . . .''
Murray Kempton
School Integration in Kentucky: September 1956
331
4
The Ordeal of Bobby Cain
George McMillan
Clinton, Tennessee: September, 1956
335
7
A Sequel to Segregation
Richard B. Stolley
Choctaw County, Alabama: October 1956
342
13
Montgomery Morning
Wilma Dykeman
James Stokely
``A new experience of democracy'': December 1956
355
7
Martin Luther King: Where Does He Go from Here?
Ted Poston
``A tough job ahead'': April 1957
362
6
A Rabbi in Montgomery
Harry L. Golden
``He could no longer serve'': May 1957
368
5
Violence at Central High
Relman Morin
Crisis in Little Rock: September 1957
373
5
``We Were Kicked, Beaten''
James L. Hicks
``The mob rushed upon us'': September 1957
378
4
President Sends Troops to Little Rock, Federalizes Arkansas National Guard; Tells Nation He Acted To Avoid Anarchy
Anthony Lewis
Eisenhower Responds: September 1957
382
4
from We Went South
James N. Rhea
Ben H. Bagdikian
Louisiana Jim Crow: October 1957
386
10
The 19-Day Ordeal of Minnie Jean Brown
Ted Poston
At Central High: February 1958
396
2
The Book
Murray Kempton
A Student's Yearbook: May 1958
398
3
How To Solve the Segregation Problem
Harry L. Golden
``Golden Plans'': 1956--1958
401
5
Ordeal in Levittown
David B. Bittan
``A flaming cross'': Pennsylvania, August 1957--August 1958
406
4
from Black Like Me
John Howard Griffin
``The deep shame of it'': November 1959
410
21
Students Hit Woolworth's for Lunch Service
Albert L. Rozier Jr.
Greensboro, North Carolina: February 1960
431
2
Negro Sitdowns Stir Fear of Wider Unrest in South
Claude Sitton
The Sit-In Movement: February 1960
433
7
``A Good City Gone Ugly''
David Halberstam
The Sit-In Movement Comes to Nashville: March 1960
440
7
Fear and Hatred Grip Birmingham
Harrison E. Salisbury
``A community of fear'': April 1960
447
6
Eye of the Storm
Dan Wakefield
``The road they have set upon'': May 1960
453
25
They Can't Turn Back
James Baldwin
Tallahassee, Florida: May 1960
478
16
The Negro Revolt Against ``The Negro Leaders''
Louis E. Lomax
``Tired of compromises'': 1960
494
16
Fifth Avenue, Uptown: A Letter from Harlem
James Baldwin
``Until the North changes'': 1960
510
10
Finishing School for Pickets
Howard Zinn
Spelman College: August 1960
520
6
``Ain't Those Cheerleaders Something''
John Steinbeck
School Integration, New Orleans: December 1960
526
9
``Good Jelly's'' Last Stand
David Halberstam
Nashville: January 1961
535
6
The Evicted
Fred Travis
Fayette and Haywood Counties, Tennessee: February 1961
541
9
Challenge to Negro Leadership: The Case of Robert Williams
Julian Mayfield
``The only way to win a revolution'': 1959--1961
550
15
The Not-Buying Power of Philadelphia's Negroes
Hannah Lees
``Selective Patronage'': 1960--1961
565
8
Reporter Tails ``Freedom'' Bus, Caught in Riot
Stuart H. Loory
Freedom Riders Attacked: May 1961
573
7
Tear Gas and Hymns
Murray Kempton
``The Greyhound mob'': May 1961
580
5
2 Mob Victims Ready To Die for Integration
Bob Duke
Hospital Interview: May 1961
585
4
A Walk Through a Georgia Corridor
Charlayne Hunter
The University of Georgia: July 1959--June 1961
589
9
Travel Notes from a Deep South Tourist
Frank Holloway
``Starting right here'': June 1961
598
9
Everybody Eats But Americans
George Collins
``His Highness is a mite hungry'': August 1961
607
12
from Revolution in Mississippi
Tom Hayden
SNCC: July--October 1961
619
8
Dixie's Race Signs ``Gone With the Wind''
William Kennedy
Jim Crow Signs: December 1961
627
2
Over 500 Negro Arrests in Albany
Trezzvant W. Anderson
The Albany Movement: December 1961
629
4
A Negro Tourist in Dixie
Bettye Rice Hughes
``Are you riding for us?'': November 1961--April 1962
633
6
The Reporter in the Deep South
John Herbers
``Keep the record straight'': April 1962
639
8
Sheriff Harasses Negroes at Voting Rally in Georgia
Claude Sitton
``In thy sight we are all equal'': July 1962
647
7
The Hostile Witness
Murray Kempton
Albany, Georgia: August 1962
654
3
Meredith Blocked at Ole Miss
W. F. Minor
Oxford, Mississippi: September 1962
657
4
On the Mississippi Warfront: Oxford's a Town All Shook Up
James L. Hicks
``Stop him!'': September 1962
661
4
``It Was War---and Marshals Were Losing''
Rick Tuttle
Under Siege: October 1962
665
4
Courthouse Square Is Authentic Picture of Occupied Town
Kenneth L. Dixon
``In Occupied Oxford'': October 1962
669
2
How a Secret Deal Prevented a Massacre at Ole Miss
George B. Leonard
T. George Harris
Christopher S. Wren
The Oxford Crisis: October 1962
671
31
Kennedy: The Reluctant Emancipator
Howard Zinn
Inaction in Albany: December 1961--November 1962
702
8
Down at the Cross: Letter from a Region in My Mind
James Baldwin
The Fire Next Time: 1962
710
52
My Negro Problem---and Ours
Norman Podhoretz
``Sick in our feelings'': February 1963
762
15
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Martin Luther King Jr.
King Responds to His Critics: April 1963
777
18
Eyewitness: The Police Terror at Birmingham
Len Holt
``A cacophony of freedom'': May 1963
795
6
Waiting in the Rain at the Birmingham Jail
Raymond R. Coffey
The Children's Crusade: May 1963
801
3
Rioting Negroes Routed by Police at Birmingham
Claude Sitton
``The demonstrations will go on'': May 1963
804
5
9-Block Area Lies Devastated; Buildings Still Burn After Riot
Hedrick Smith
``After the bombing'': May 1963
809
4
from We Shall Overcome
Michael Dorman
Kennedy, King, and Birmingham: May 1963
813
7
Police Dogs in Ala. Spur N.C. Unrest
Cliff MacKay
``Hundreds of marching feet'': May 1963
820
4
Alabama Admits Negro Students; Wallace Bows to Federal Force
Claude Sitton
``In the schoolhouse door'': June 1963
824
7
N.A.A.C.P. Leader Slain in Jackson; Protests Mount
Claude Sitton
Medgar Evers Assassinated: June 1963
831
5
from Mississippi Black Paper
Fannie Lou Hamer
Annell Ponder
June Johnson
The Winona Incident: June 1963
836
9
Portrait of Three Heroes
Tom Dent
Meredith, Evers, Kennard: January--June 1963
845
12
from Coming of Age in Mississippi
Anne Moody
Jackson, Mississippi: September 1962--June 1963
857
25
Epilogue in Albany: Were the Mass Marches Worthwhile?
Reese Cleghorn
``A long, hard struggle'': July 1963
882
8
Blazing Guns Mark Freedom Fight: Embattled Defenders Fire from Rooftops
George W. Collins
Cambridge, Maryland: July 1963
890
7
Chronology 1941--1973
897
23
Biographical Notes
920
31
Note on the Texts
951
8
Notes
959
15
Index
974