Civil rights, local style.
Take a look at Mollie Huston Lee's
great collection of as-it-happened coverage
of the Feb 1960 lunch counter sit-ins in Raleigh, NC. Plenty of clippings about other heated local events
, too. The details make the era come alive - boycott flyers
, harumphing white editors
, speculation that protests might "fizzle out, panty-raid style,"
armed Native Americans threatening to "wipe out" the local KKK
, the program from the conference that birthed SNCC
[pdf], early reactions to desegregation
and much more
. Gotta love those revealing little
posted by mediareport
on Jan 21, 2003 -