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Of War and MenWorld War II in the Lives of Fathers and Their Families$
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Ralph LaRossa

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780226467429

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226470023.001.0001

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“What a Man!”

“What a Man!”

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Of War and Men
University of Chicago Press

This chapter discusses various events in the 1950s in the U.S. related to struggle, rebellion, agony, and the black civil rights movement. It discusses three major events in the watershed year of 1955. These include the torture and murder of a black youth Emmett Till by two white men in Mississippi, the bus boycott in Alabama which helped launched the career of a young black leader Martin Luther King Jr., and the Supreme Court school integration case Brown v. Board of Education.

Keywords:   rebellion, civil rights movements, U.S., Emmett Till, bus boycott, Alabama, Martin Luther King Jr., school integration, Brown v. Board of Education

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