Re: Civil Rights Movement

Paul M. Gaston (
Wed, 10 Apr 1996 09:00:52 -0400

Bravo, Sandra Flowers. Her comment on the crucial importance
to the culture of the 1960s of the civil rights movement is one
of the rare references to the black freedom struggle I have
seen on the list, nominally about the sixties. For many of
us--almost all of us who were southern and "activist"--the
freedom movement was the defining event of that decade. I
wonder if there are others on this list who feel likewise?
Virtually all of the postings I read have nothing to say about
the South, where the great struggles took place and the shaping
visions of an integrated society were formed.
Paul Gaston

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