The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida by Glenda RabbyThe Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida by Glenda Rabby

The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, Florida

byGlenda Rabby

Paperback | February 15, 2016

Pricing and Purchase Info

$36.76 online 
$44.95 list price save 18%
Earn 184 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store

Quantity:

In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores

about

While Florida is rarely considered a traditional southern state, its history of race relations reveals otherwise. This study of the civil rights movement in Florida’s capital during the 1950s and 1960s shows that Tallahassee was a key player in the South in that era, hosting the region’s most successful bus boycott in 1956 and protest activities by the Congress for Racial Equality that were among that organization’s first in the Deep South. Drawing on eyewitness accounts and local newspaper coverage, Glenda Alice Rabby chronicles events from the murder of an NAACP official in 1951 to the final integration of public schools in 1970. She analyses the shifting goals of the civil rights movement, the complex relations between civil rights organizations, and the activism of Florida A&M students. She also tells how the bus boycott provided national exposure for its spokesperson Charles Kenzie Steele and documents for the first time the extraordinary leadership of women, notably Patricia and Priscilla Stephens. The Pain and the Promise describes an important chapter in civil rights history that established Florida’s rightful place in that story.
Glenda Alice Rabby retired from the Florida Department of Education in 2011. She lives in Tallahassee.
Loading
Title:The Pain and the Promise: The Struggle for Civil Rights in Tallahassee, FloridaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:February 15, 2016Publisher:University of Georgia PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0820350052

ISBN - 13:9780820350059

Look for similar items by category:

Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rabby's valuable book is an extremely significant contribution to civil rights historiography and illuminates an important and underrepresented chapter in Florida's civil rights history. - David J. Garrow, author of Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference