|Sunday April 18th, 2010|
Today we launch this resource for those who wish to study the Civil Rights era in American history. This is a unique resource in which you can see who were the opponents of the civil rights movement. The public tends to think of the KKK, but the Citizens Council and groups like them were the major opposition to civil rights.
It is also revealing that this rabid racism involved the “respectable” elements of society. You will see that many arguments about race are echos of arguments originally put forth in their paper.
I am interested in getting more links in our link section. Is there a article online that refers to some event or person in the “Citizens Councils’ newspaper. Perhaps there is an online website on what happened to the Myers family in Levittown.
Also, do you have a good article to contribute about some topic that would further explain this material. We are interested in articles by scholars in the field of history or civil rights concerning events, persons, issues raised in the Citizens’ Council newspaper.
We are interested in your thoughts about this resource and experiences in using the resource.
Edward H. Sebesta