"This volume offers a collection of informative essays and supporting documents on the Civil Rights Movement that will stimulate classroom discussions. It expands coverage of the movement temporally and geographically, venturing away from the standard 1954-1968 time frame and ranging beyond the familiar sites of racial contention to less heralded but important ones, in the North as well as the South." Steven Lawson, Rutgers University
"Students and teachers alike will find much here to challenge stereotypical assumptions and to prompt critical thinking and analysis, as interpretative frameworks are constructed and defended ... Davis is able to make clear that the struggle for equal rights for African American people was one that energized and mobilized ordinary people from all walks of life to work for a common goal. The extraordinary efforts of those ordinary people changed the history of a nation forever." History: Reviews of New Books
Here is a collection of the best scholarship on what is arguably the most important American social movement of the 20th century.