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After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

Abstract

Martin Luther King's 1965 address from Montgomery, Alabama, the center of much racial conflict at the time and the location of the well-publicized bus boycott a decade earlier, is often considered by historians to be the culmination of the civil rights era in American history. In his momentous speech, King declared that segregation was “on its deathbed” and that the movement had already achieved significant milestones. Although the civil rights movement had won many battles in the struggle for racial equality by the mid-1960s, including legislation to guarantee black voting rights and to deseg ... More

Keywords: Martin Luther King, racial conflict, civil rights, Montgomery, Civil Rights Act, Voting Rights Act

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813129785
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy J. Minchin, author

John A. Salmond, author