Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement

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How did the vastly outnumbered black Southerners in the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s succeed against a white power structure that seemed uniformly hostile? Contrary to widespread belief, argues David Chappell, "inside agitators" - white southerners sympathetic to the cause of desegregation - played a crucial role. Chappell shows how years of experience gave black southerners unique insights into the strengths and weaknesses of "their" white folks. These insights helped black leaders not only to enlist the help ...

Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement 1996, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801852343

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Inside Agitators: White Southerners in the Civil Rights Movement 1994, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801846854

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