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Ripples from the Pond

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The civil rights struggle was a coalition of African American men and women who, in cooperation with their white female and male supporters, sought to bring about the second Reconstruction that would assure black Americans that they were American citizens. It was the shared experiences of the struggle that influenced other civil rights groups of the 1960s and 1970s. It was the success of these groups which led to a backlash which continues to dominate the political discourse in the 1990s.

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© 1997 William T. Martin Riches

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Riches, W.T.M. (1997). Ripples from the Pond. In: The Civil Rights Movement. Studies in Contemporary History. Palgrave, London.

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