Thursday, September 19, 2019

Essay --

Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore’s book Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950 shows the Civil Rights movement in the same light as those writers like Jacquelyn Dowd Hall who believed in â€Å"The Long Movement.† Gilmore sets out to prove that much more time and aspects went into the Civil Rights Era and that it did not just start at the time of Brown v. Board of Education and the civil rights acts of the nineteen sixties. The book adhered to the ideology of â€Å"The Long movement† aspects of the civil rights era during its earlier times. However it also differs by displaying the more unorthodox, often unseen origins of the movement in Communism, labor, and fascism. She also shows that Black civil rights is not a problem faced by many countries. In Fact, that the United States can share the shame of holding a race of people down, with only few others. In Gilmore’s opinion the movement began in 1919, When African American Soldiers began returning from WWI and even though they risked their lives that same as the whites, African American’s still faced oppression. In this book...

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