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Executive Order 8802.

Jason Miller.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 797 words.

With the approach of the entry of the United States into World War II and the attendant booming growth in the domestic defense industry, the country's economy at last began to extricate...

King, Martin Luther (1929 - 1968), Baptist Clergyperson, Civil Rights Activist, Murder Victim, Nobel Prize Winner

Clayborne Carson.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3236 words.

Baptist minister and civil rights leader, was born Michael King Jr., in Atlanta, Georgia, the son of the Reverend Michael King (Martin Luther King Sr.) and Alberta Williams. Born to a...

Sit-ins

Brian Purnell.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4241 words.

Initiated in early 1960 by college students in Greensboro, North Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee, sit-ins spread throughout the country and galvanized young people to participate in...

Economic Life

Susan Love Brown.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 6262 words.

The economic life of African Americans cannot be looked at in isolation from political and legal activity, which often determined the extent to which black persons in the United States...