R ecollections of the civil rights movement shape the way we comprehend and respond to a protest that remains sharply contested the civil rights struggle of the 1950s and 1960s aimed to remove racial barriers that confined degraded and marginalized racial minorities particularly blacks. The movement for civil rights in america peaked in the 1950s and 1960s however a closely related struggle this time over the movements legacy has been heatedly engaged over the past two decades how the civil rights movement is currently being remembered in american politics and culture and why it matters is the common theme of the . The movement for civil rights in america peaked in the 1950s and 1960s however a closely related struggle this time over the movements legacy has been heatedly engaged over the past two decades. The civil rights movement in american memory deserves credit for its meticulous editing wide ranging perspective thought provoking essays and creative attempt to widen the scope through which academics traditionally view the civil rights movement at the same time however the effort to challenge the boundaries of what we have come to . The civil rights movement in american memory edited by renee c romano and leigh raiford university of georgia press 2006 382 pp cloth 5995 paper 2295 reviewed by carole blair professor of communication studies university of north carolina at chapel hill and author of numerous works on public memory sites
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