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After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Sekou M. Franklin


What happened to black youth in the post-civil rights generation? What kind of causes did they rally around and were they even rallying in the first place? This book takes a close look at a variety of key civil rights groups across the country over the last forty years to provide a broad view of black youth and social movement activism. It examines popular mobilization among the generation of activists—principally black students, youth, and young adults—who came of age after the passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The book argues that the political environme ... More

Keywords: civil rights groups, black youth activism, social movement activism, 1964 Civil Rights Act, 1965 Voting Rights Act, post-civil rights, youth-based movements, intergenerational campaigns

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780814789384
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sekou M. Franklin, author