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And Still I Rise: Black America Since MLK by Henry L. Gates, Kevin M. Burke

By Henry L. Gates, Kevin M. Burke

The spouse ebook to Henry Louis Gates, Jr.’s PBS sequence, And nonetheless I Rise—a timeline and chronicle of the previous fifty years of black historical past within the U.S. in additional than 350 photos.

Beginning with the assassination of Malcolm X in February 1965, And nonetheless I upward thrust: From Black energy to the White House explores the final half-century of the African American event. greater than fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the beginning of Black energy, the U.S. has either a black president and black CEOs working Fortune 500 companies—and a wide black underclass beset by means of chronic poverty, insufficient schooling, and a scourge of incarceration. Harvard professor and pupil Henry Louis Gates, Jr. increases demanding and very important questions about this dichotomy. How did the African American neighborhood turn out encompassing such profound contradictions? And what's going to “the black group” suggest tomorrow?

Gates takes readers throughout the significant ancient occasions and untold tales of the sixty years that experience irrevocably formed either the African American adventure and the state as an entire, from the explosive social and political adjustments of the Sixties, into the Seventies and 1980s—eras characterised through either prosperity and neglect—through the flip of the century to at the present time, taking degree of such racial flashpoints because the Tawana Brawley case, OJ Simpson’s homicide trial, the murders of Amadou Diallo and Trayvon Martin, and debates round the NYPD’s “stop and frisk” guidelines. at the same time it surveys the political and social evolution of black the United States, And nonetheless I Rise can be a party of the accomplishments of black artists, musicians, writers, comedians, and thinkers who've helped to outline American pop culture and to alter our world.

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DEDICATION For Larry Bobo and Marcyliena Morgan and Brian and Sharon Burke Grant Park, Chicago, IL: President-elect Barack Obama walks across the stage with his family on election night 2008. CONTENTS DEDICATION INTRODUCTION 1965–1969 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970–1974 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975–1979 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980–1984 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985–1989 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990–1994 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995–1999 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000–2004 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005–2009 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010–2015 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 ENDNOTES ACKNOWLEDGMENTS INDEX ABOUT THE AUTHORS ALSO BY HENRY LOUIS GATES, JR.

It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life. Their cause must be our cause, too, because it is not just Negroes, but really it is all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice. 5 Bloody Sunday SNCC leader John Lewis is attacked by state troopers in Selma, Alabama. MARCH 17, 1965 After Federal District Court Judge Frank Johnson issues a ruling allowing King’s Selma-to-Montgomery march to proceed, President Johnson accedes to Governor Wallace’s request to send in the National Guard.

With the eyes of the nation now on Selma, President Johnson, at a joint session of Congress on Monday evening, March 15, announces that he is submitting a federal voting-rights bill for passage. “What happened in Selma is part of a far larger movement which reaches into every section and State of America,” Johnson declares in his nationally televised address. “It is the effort of American Negroes to secure for themselves the full blessings of American life. Their cause must be our cause, too, because it is not just Negroes, but really it is all of us, who must overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice.

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