The civil rights movement in America
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The civil rights movement in America from Black Nationalism to the Women"s Political Council by Peter B. Levy

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Written in English


  • Race relations,
  • Civil rights,
  • Civil rights movements,
  • Encyclopedias,
  • Civil rights workers,
  • African Americans,
  • Biography,
  • History

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementPeter B. Levy, editor
SeriesMovements of the American mosaic, Movements of the American mosaic
LC ClassificationsE185.61 .C6148 2015
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 427 pages
Number of Pages427
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27195186M
ISBN 101610697618
ISBN 109781610697613
LC Control Number2014044237

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