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A More Beautiful and Terrible History

The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

by Jeanne Theoharis

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A More Beautiful and Terrible History
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The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History
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Jeanne Theoharis

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Examines the accepted narrative of the civil rights movement to reveal the myths and fables that diminish its scope, and reveals the diversity of activists and the immense barriers and repression they faced.

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