A Constant Struggle: African-American History from 1865-Present Documents and Essays.
Editor: Yohuru Williams
Primary documents and historical essays trace the struggle of African Americans for justice and equality during the nearly century and a half after emancipation. The first section offers evidence for why the study of Black history continues to be relevant and important. The rest are chronological from the Civil War to Freedom Now/Black Power. Among the documents are the Civil War Amendments 1865-70, Ku Klux Klan discipline (1871), literacy test and poll tax (1899), the Tulsa race riot of 1921, Buchanan v. Warley (1917), artistic and intellectual center of the Harlem Renaissance (1920-35), Truman's civil rights program of 1948, Martin Luther King's 1963 Letter from a Birmingham jail, and the FBI expands in counterintelligence program (1968). There is no index. The first edition appeared in 2003. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR --Barnes and Noble
Yohuru Williams, Ed. A Constant Struggle: African-American History from 1865-Present Documents and Essays. Kendall Hunt Publishers, 2003.
Williams, Yohuru, "A Constant Struggle: African-American History from 1865-Present Documents and Essays." (2003). History Faculty Book Gallery. 43.