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Fifty Years of Dividing Lines: From Selma and Montgomery, 1965 to Ferguson, 2015


Balestri, Leonardo (2016) Fifty Years of Dividing Lines: From Selma and Montgomery, 1965 to Ferguson, 2015. Other, California Institute of Technology. doi:10.7907/Z9BP00SH.


"Just as local politics was essential to the creation of southern segregation, so local politics was the crucial factor in creating the circumstances that ended it." Though segregation is no longer the battle du jour, this sentiment is just as true for today’s conflict over police brutality. The same factors come into play: the idea, if less outspoken, of white supremacy; an establishment dedicated to preserving itself by suppressing dissent; the notion that change is possible; and a cocktail of continued oppression, retaliation, and escalation guaranteed to explode.

Item Type:Thesis (Other)
Subject Keywords:Gordon McClure Memorial Communications Prize ; Gordon McClure Memorial Communications Prize - History ; Hixon Writing Center
Degree Grantor:California Institute of Technology
Division:Humanities and Social Sciences
Major Option:Humanities
Awards:Gordon McClure Memorial Communications Prize - History, 2016.
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Research Advisor(s):
  • Kousser, J. Morgan
Group:Hixon Writing Center, Gordon McClure Memorial Communications Prize, Gordon McClure Memorial Communications Prize - History
Thesis Committee:
  • Unknown, Unknown
Defense Date:24 November 2015
Additional Information:11/24/2015. American History - Professor J. Morgan Kousser.
Record Number:CaltechTHESIS:10312016-134435919
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ID Code:9966
Deposited By: Leslie Rico
Deposited On:02 Nov 2016 16:45
Last Modified:29 Sep 2020 20:13

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