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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:22 AM

Important book for the early Civil Rights movement--The Children by David Halberstam (1999)

It tells the story of the 59-62 Nashville Student Movement---activists such as John Lewis, the Freedom Riders, the formation of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), etc

ETA---Halberstam also wrote the 1972 book The Best and the Brightest, an analysis of the origins of the Vietnam War. How it was crafted by the foreign policy academics and intellectuals of JFK's administration

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Wed Jun 17, 2020, 10:32 AM

1. A great book...highly recommend as well.

Having grown up in the Nashville area, I found the book especially insightful and fascinating. I wish Nashville would embrace that heritage more and dedicate a space for a museum, perhaps, to the "children of the movement"

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