The 1960’s civil rights movement and The Civil War

The 1960’s civil rights movement and The Civil War


but what struck me as a graduate student
was the similarities and parallels between the early nineteen sixties and the early
eighteen sixties confrontation between north and south %uh over an issue involving race a confrontation between the national government
in southern political leaders who were vowing massive resistance to national law federal troops being sent into the south violence and conflict martin luther king trying to get president
kennedy to issue a new emancipation proclamation on the hundredth anniversary of the original
in nineteen sixty three kennedy who was still dependent on southern support in congress refusing to do
so so and his colleagues organized the famous march on washington which took place where right at the lincoln memorial and so all of
these echoes of the events of the eighteen sixties and the
issues of the eighteen sixties were playing out again in the nineteen sixties and i think that caused a good many historians
to take a new look at what was at stake in the eighteen sixties
and how did it %uh play out in terms of it’s %uh it’s casting
a shadow a century down to our own time in the
nineteen sixties it’s major impact was a revision %uh of reconstruction historiography
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but %uh a very important side product
of that was %uh new emphasis on race and slavery %uh as the root of the sectional conflict
that led to civil war just twas as it was at the root of what was going on in
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