Breaking Silence | READINGS

Primary Readings

Martin Luther King, “It Is Time to Break Silence,” in A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1986) — delivered at Riverside Church.

Hannah Arendt, “Civil Disobedience,” in Crisis of the Republic (1972) available here:  Arendt_Hannah_Civil Disobedience Crises_of_the_Republic

Secondary Readings

Seyla Benhabib, “Race Thinking Before Racism,” in The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (Sage Publications, 1996), available here.

Seyla Benhabib, “Arendt on the “Little Rock” incident,” in The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt (Sage Publications, 1996), available here.

Robert Gooding-Williams, introduction to Reading Rodney King, Reading Urban Uprising (a 1993 collection edited by Robert Gooding-Williams), available here

Robert Gooding-Williams, chapter on Frederick Douglass’s politics (chapter 5) of In the Shadow of Du Bois (Harvard University Press, 2009) available here

Malcolm X, The End of White World Supremacy: Four Speeches by Malcolm X. Benjamin Karin, ed. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1971.

Women in the Civil Rights Movement, Library of Congress articles. “The Civil Rights History Project includes interviews with over 50 women who came from a wide range of backgrounds and were involved in the movement in a myriad of ways.” Www.loc.gov/collections/civil-Rights-history-project

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