Race and Civil Rights in the U.S.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

U.S. Marshalls escort Ruby Bridges from school, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. 1960

Read before class:

  • Booker T. Washington, “Atlanta Exposition Address” (CAPCT 188-90)
  • W.E.B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folks (CAPCT 190-96)
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., “Letter from Birmingham Jail” (CAPCT 653-62)
    Martin Luther King, Jr., “Mountaintop speech” (CP 210-216)
  • Malcolm X, “The Ballot or the Bullet” (CAPCT 664-74)
  • James Baldwin and William F. Buckley, “Debate at Cambridge University” (CAPCT 684-88)
  • Thurgood Marshall, “Remarks on the Bicentennial of the Constitution” (CAPCT 832-34)