Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion, and Civil Rights (Online) by Rosetta E. RossAfter a chapter exploring black women's religious context and presenting early examples of this work by women of the ante-bellum and post-Reconstruction eras, Ross looks at seven civil rights activists who continue this tradition. They are Ella Josephine Baker, Septima Poinsette Clark, Fannie Lou Hamer, Victoria Way DeLee, Clara Muhammad, Diane Nash, and Ruby Doris Smith Robinson.
But for Birmingham: The Local and National Movements in the Civil Rights Struggle (Online) by Glenn T. EskewEskew examines differences between the Southern Christian Leadership Conference and Fred Shuttlesworth, who led its Birmingham affiliate the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, during the civil rights campaign of 1963 in the city. Eskew favorably contrasts Shuttlesworth’s uncompromising stand for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr. who “accommodated the desires of the establishment while compromising the demands of the movement.”
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Poor People's Campaign Of 1968 by Robert HamiltonLooks at the strategies, objectives, and organization of the Poor People's Campaign. In addition, it highlights the campaign's educational aspect, showing that significant social movements are a means by which societies learn about themselves and framing the PPC as an initiative whose example can teach and inspire current and future generations.