Chapter

“What a Man!”

in Of War and Men

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780226467429
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226470023 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.003.0012
“What a Man!”

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This chapter discusses various events in the 1950s in the U.S. related to struggle, rebellion, agony, and the black civil rights movement. It discusses three major events in the watershed year of 1955. These include the torture and murder of a black youth Emmett Till by two white men in Mississippi, the bus boycott in Alabama which helped launched the career of a young black leader Martin Luther King Jr., and the Supreme Court school integration case Brown v. Board of Education.

Keywords: rebellion; civil rights movements; U.S.; Emmett Till; bus boycott; Alabama; Martin Luther King Jr.; school integration; Brown v. Board of Education

Chapter.  8184 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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