Speak now against the day : the generation before the civil rights movement in the South / John Egerton.

The author presents a history of the Southern men and women, Black and white alike, who led the battle for civil rights prior to the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown decision.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Egerton, John (Author)
Format: Book
Published: New York : Knopf, 1994.
Edition:First edition.
Table of Contents:
  • Hinge of history
  • 1932-1938 : A feudal land. The cruelest year ; The state of the South ; Bourbon legacy ; A stirring of new voices ; Eve of the New Deal ; The fireman cometh ; Thunder on the right ; Shaking the pillars ; Pens and swords ; Lightning on the left ; Birth of a notion ; Revival in Birmingham
  • 1938-1945 : Road of hope. A liberating war ; The locust confederacy ; Leaders, followers, scouts ; Dancing in the dark ; Speaking their minds ; The fire this time ; "We of the South must decide" ; Farewell to the chief
  • Interlogue : Yesterday and tomorrow
  • 1945-1950 : Breaking the mold. Postwar opportunity ; Epidemic of violence ; Spotlight on Georgia ; Old-guard politics ; New signs of reform ; Homegrown progressives ; Anticommunism, Southern-style ; Striving for equilibrium ; Democrats and Dixiecrats ; Truman's triumph ; One last chance for change
  • 1950-1954 : Days of grace. Coming to a choice ; Anticommunist white supremacy ; Tiptoeing and whispering ; Courts of last resort
  • There comes a time.