By Jeanne Theoharis
The civil rights flow has turn into nationwide legend, lauded by means of presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as facts of the facility of yankee democracy. This nationwide myth has shuttered the flow firmly long ago, decreased its scope, obscured the paintings it took and the variety of people that lead it, papered over the forces that stood in its manner, and used it to chastise present-day events. during this booklet, historian Jeanne Theoharis examines and demanding situations this nationwide myth-making, taking over some of the authorised tales of the circulate to teach them in a far varied gentle. Theoharis demanding situations 8 key features of the fantasy to teach us the a lot broader imaginative and prescient the stream had, the paintings it took, the range of people that lead it the North and South, and the mammoth and protracted limitations and repression the activists faced.
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