"The River of No Return? Book Review by JPWrite

"The River of No Return?
This paper discusses the theme of the book "The River of no Return" by Cleveland Sellers and Robert Terrell.
# 67480 | 1,431 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US


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In this paper, the author recounts how some of the most fascinating books on modern African-American history have recast the civil rights movement. The author expresses this as an expansive freedom struggle with visionary goals that reach beyond domestic legal battles to attain global significance. The author highlights that in the book "The River of No Return" by Cleveland Sellers and Robert Terrell, black political militancy sought not just civil rights legislation but also broader political and economic gains. He describes how Cleveland Sellers tells of his own personal trajectory and that of many other young African-American activists after the 1964 Democratic Party convention. The author continues to discuss the many important dates in the history of the civil rights movement and committees that were set up, which he states are related to in the book, "The River of No Return".

Table of Contents:
Introduction
Theme of the Book
Theme of the Book
Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
Change in Strategy of Struggle

From the Paper:

"It is the national effort made by black people and their supporters in the 1950s and 1960s to eliminate separation and gain equal rights. The initial episode in the movement, a boycott of the city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, was touched off by the refusal of one black woman, Rosa Parks, to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. A number of sit-ins and similar demonstrations followed. A high point of the civil rights movement was a rally by hundreds of thousands in Washington, D.C., in 1963, at which a leader of the movement, Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his "I have a dream" speech. The federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 authorized federal action against segregation in public accommodations, public facilities, and employment. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed after large demonstrations in Selma, Alabama, which drew some violent responses. The Fair Housing Act, prohibiting discrimination by race in housing, was passed in 1968."

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