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2. Origin Stories
About this Lecture
In this module, we will discuss the traditional origin story of the Civil Rights Movement in more detail. We will focus on: (i) the effect of Brown v. Board of Education; (ii) the role of Charles Hamilton Houston; (iii) the Montgomery Bus Boycott; (iv) the roles of African American leadership, including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and E.D. Nixon.
In this course, Professor Charles M. Payne (Rutgers University) explores the early steps made in the Civil Rights Movement from 1940-60. In the first module, we explore how the Civil Rights Movement evolved in the years before the 1950s. After this, we discuss the traditional origin story of the Civil Rights Movement in more detail. Then, we examine the price that some leaders of the Civil Rights Movement paid to establish a successful movement. In the penultimate module, we explore the career of one of the most crucial civil rights leaders - Ella Baker. In the final module, we offer some concluding remarks about the early Civil Right Movement.
Professor Charles M. Payne is the Henry Rutgers Distinguished Professor of African American Studies at Rutgers University Newark and the Director of the Joseph Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Research. His research and teaching interests include urban education and school reform, social inequality, social change and modern African American history, particularly the Black Freedom Struggle. He has written a number of books within these fields, including So Much Reform, So Little Change, (Harvard Education Publishing Group, 2008) and Teach Freedom: The African American Tradition of Education For Liberation (Teachers College Press, 2008).
Cite this Lecture
Payne, C. (2022, February 24). US History – Early Steps in the Civil Rights Movement, 1940-60 - Origin Stories [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/us-history-early-steps-in-the-civil-rights-movement-1940-60/origin-stories
Payne, C. "US History – Early Steps in the Civil Rights Movement, 1940-60 – Origin Stories." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 24 Feb 2022, https://massolit.io/courses/us-history-early-steps-in-the-civil-rights-movement-1940-60/origin-stories