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An Historian Reevaluates Civil Rights Scholarship

In this forward to Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South 1940-1980, Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham sketches an outline of the contributions of African Americans from the Northeast, West Coast and Midwest in shaping the Civil Rights Movement. She questions many of the assumptions of previous scholarship on the Civil Rights Movement, including generalizations about regional origins and the use of nonviolent tactics versus armed self-defense, and praises Freedom North for placing the movement in a broader historical context.


Source | Jeanne F. Theoharis and Komozi Woodard, eds., Freedom North: Black Freedom Struggles Outside the South, 1940-1980 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003) ix -xiv.
Creator | Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham
Rights | Used by permission of the author.
Item Type | Book (excerpt)
Cite This document | Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, “An Historian Reevaluates Civil Rights Scholarship,” HERB: Resources for Teachers, accessed July 18, 2019, https://herb.ashp.cuny.edu/items/show/618.

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