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Author McKersie, Robert B.

Title A decisive decade : an insider's view of the Chicago civil rights movement during the 1960s / Robert B. McKersie ; with a foreword by James R. Ralph Jr.

Publication Info. Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    92 MCKERSIE,R    Available
Description xxvi, 255 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246) and index.
Contents The First Unitarian Church of Chicago: my gateway to the Civil Rights movement and to Alex Poinsett -- Campaigns on the employment front -- Tim Black and the Motorola campaign -- Campaigns on the education front -- The movement marks time while the university plays catch-up -- Spring and summer 1965: marches, more marches, and Al Pitcher -- A peaceful march in Kenwood and a not-so-peaceful march led by Dick Gregory -- Looking back on the tumultuous events of 1965 -- The campaign for open housing, summer 1966 -- Jesse Jackson, Operation Breadbasket, and minority enterprise -- The movement and the decade wind down -- Initiatives continue within the university and the Unitarian church -- Race relations and the personal equation.
Subject McKersie, Robert B.
African American civil rights workers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights movements -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century.
Civil rights workers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations.
ISBN 9780809332441 hardback alkaline paper
0809332442 hardback alkaline paper

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