Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Making Legal HistoryEssays in Honor of William E. Nelson$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Daniel J. Hulsebosch and R. B. Bernstein

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780814725269

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM NYU Press SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.nyu.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of NYU Press Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in NYSO for personal use.date: 23 October 2019

The Long, Broad, and Deep Civil Rights Movement

The Long, Broad, and Deep Civil Rights Movement

The Lessons of a Master Scholar and Teacher

Chapter:
(p.140) 6 The Long, Broad, and Deep Civil Rights Movement
Source:
Making Legal History
Author(s):

Tomiko Brown-Nagin

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814725269.003.0007

This chapter asks how the legal history of the civil rights movement would change if the doctrine of the U.S. Supreme Court and the lawyering of Thurgood Marshall did not dominate analysis. What if the work of local lawyers and activists took center stage? Focusing on the complicated dynamics within local Southern communities, it finds an extraordinary diversity of views among local African American activists, including many who held more radical and hopeful views of the possibilities of constitutional change than did the leading NAACP lawyers, but also including those who preferred a “pragmatic” approach by emphasizing the economic and political empowerment of black communities rather than integration and colorblindness.

Keywords:   civil rights movement, American legal history, African American activists, local Southern communities, community history

NYU Press Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.