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Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Daniel S. Lucks


One of the neglected stories of the 1960s is the impact of the Vietnam War on the civil rights movement. The war divided African Americans more than any previous issue in American history. The controversy over the Vietnam War was a significant factor in the unraveling of the civil rights coalition in the mid and late 1960s. This book tells the story of the dilemmas facing members of the civil rights movement, who were forced to choose sides in the Vietnam War. It explores how the seeds of the controversy had been planted ten years before the war heated up, during the Red scare and McCarthyism, ... More

Keywords: civil rights movement, Vietnam War, 1961–1975, protest movements, Martin Luther King Jr., Cold War, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), New Left, 1960s, Lyndon B. Johnson

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813145075
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel S. Lucks, author