Running for Freedom, Fourth Edition, updates historian Steven Lawson’s classic volume detailing the history of African-American civil rights and black politics from the beginning of World War II to the present day.
Offers comprehensive coverage of the African-American struggle for civil rights in the U.S. from 1941 to 2014
Integrates events relating to America’s civil rights story at both the local and national levels
Features new material on Obama’s first term in office and the first year of his second term
Includes addition of such timely issues as the Trayvon Martin case, the March on Washington 5oth anniversary, state voter suppression efforts, and Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act
Keywords: 20th Century America, Civil rights, modern civil rights, civil rights movement, African-Americans, segregation, disenfranchisement, black politics, African-American rights, African-American politics, SNCC, Freedom Riders, Emmett Till, racial equality, Rosa Parks, Greensboro, Little Rock, Barrack Obama, NAACP, Selma, affirmative action, Hurricane Katrina, Voting Rights Act