Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000

Better Day Coming: Blacks and Equality, 1890-2000
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From the end of postwar Reconstruction in the South to an analysis of the rise and fall of Black Power, acclaimed historian Adam Fairclough presents a straightforward synthesis of the century-long struggle of black Americans to achieve civil rights and equality in the United States. Beginning with Ida B. Wells and the campaign against lynching in the 1890s, Fairclough chronicles the tradition of protest that led to the formation of the NAACP, Booker T. Washington and the strategy of accommodation, Marcus Garvey and the push for black nationalism, through to Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and beyond. Throughout, Fairclough presents a judicious interpretation of historical events that balances the achievements of the Civil Rights Movement against the persistence of racial and economic inequalities.

Paperback: 400 pages Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (June 25, 2002) Language: English ISBN-10: 0142001295 ISBN-13: 978-0142001295 Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches Shipping Weight: 12 ounces