Speak Now Against the Day: The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South

Speak Now Against the Day The Generation Before the Civil Rights Movement in the South Speak Now Against the Day is the astonishing little known story of the Southerners who in the generation before the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation and before Rosa Parks refused to surrend

Speak Now Against the Day is the astonishing, little known story of the Southerners who, in the generation before the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation and before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery bus, challenged the validity of a white ruling class and a separate but equal division of the races The voices of the dissenters, although preseSpeak Now Against the Day is the astonishing, little known story of the Southerners who, in the generation before the Supreme Court outlawed school segregation and before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her seat on a Montgomery bus, challenged the validity of a white ruling class and a separate but equal division of the races The voices of the dissenters, although present throughout the South s troubled history, grew louder with Roosevelt s election in 1932 An increasing number of men and women who grappled daily with the economic and social woes of the South began forcefully and courageously to speak and to work toward the day when the South and the nation would deliver on the historic promises in the country s founding documents This is the story of those brave prophets the ministers, writers, educators, journalists, social activists, union members, and politicians, black and white, who pointed the way to higher ground.

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  1. Egerton s definitive work on progressive Southerners, both black and white, who battled social injustice and discrimination in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s is an exhausting read, but also one of the most important books I ve ever read.It took me about three weeks to finish the 600 page book, which is laden with hundreds of activists, writers, politicians, and academics, so much so that even major players like NAACP leader Walter White are Alabama Senator and Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black receive o [...]


  2. I have actually read this book before, but I think it s amazing, and since I m reading about MLK, it seemed smart the be able to make the connections between the civil rights movement and the pre civil rights South.


  3. A history of Southern progressive liberal efforts to eliminate segregation in the South between FDR s first election and the Supreme Court s Brown decision Very detailed.


  4. I m starting a new category of books I want to finish, but they need to go back to the library I m moving and as much as I want to finish this book, I know I m not going to before I leave town, so it s on the list for the first library expedition at the other library once I m moved ETA I ve finished the book and it s quite good It s very wide ranging and ties together a number of threads of Southern culture to explore what happened in the generation prior to the official Civil Rights Movement Ho [...]


  5. It was good to read this book just after the 2016 presidential election, as it gave a longer perspective on the post 1900 struggles of this nation with racism and left right political factions I knew John Egerton years ago, as a good writer and a nice person Reading this book for the first time, I was impressed with his ability to synthesize such a huge amount of information in a readable manner The book is long I had to mark out a few whole days to finish reading it.


  6. I m giving up on this one It s really well written, but I am not in a good position at the moment to really delve into a 600 page nonfiction tome Maybe I ll return to it in the future.


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