The Civil Rights Movement in World Perspective

Gaines, Kevin
January 2007
OAH Magazine of History;Jan2007, Vol. 21 Issue 1, p57
The author presents an analysis of the civil rights movement in the U.S. and its relation around the world. U.S. historians were accustomed to thinking of the civil rights movement within a domestic U.S.-based scenario. However, the movement has extended its dimensions globally following the incessant campaigns of equality by performer Mighty Sparrow and American civil rights movement leader Martin Luther King. Another aspect that connects it to the global context was the violence that confronted civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham, Alabama, Mississippi, and other battlegrounds which have agitated the conscience of many throughout the nation.


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