The s was a conservative era as well as a time of changes; the music and fashion of the decade reflected the cultural changes that were happening whilst still holding on to the social norms of the past The People History: On the other hand, the decade of the s presented social and political changes that had never been seen before.
Selma to Saigon Book Description: The civil rights and anti--Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America. The dramatic escalation of U. The two issues became intertwined on January 6,when the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee SNCC became the first civil rights organization to formally oppose the war, protesting the injustice of drafting African Americans to fight for the freedom of the South Vietnamese people when they were still denied basic freedoms at home.
Selma to Saigon explores the impact of the Vietnam War on the national civil rights movement. Contention over the war, however, exacerbated preexisting generational and ideological tensions that undermined the coalition, and Lucks analyzes the causes and consequences of this disintegration.
This powerful narrative illuminates the effects of the Vietnam War on the lives of leaders such as Whitney Young Jr.
Providing new insights into the evolution of the civil rights movement, this book fills a significant gap in the literature about one of the most tumultuous periods in American history. Try logging in through your institution for access.African Americans’ experience during the Vietnam War was somewhat distinct from that of other ethnic groups.
An inordinate number of the soldiers who fought and died in Vietnam were black. The civil rights and anti-Vietnam War movements were the two greatest protests of twentieth-century America.
By the end of the decade, white Americans had moved their attention away from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War, and the heady days of change and victory experienced by civil rights activists in the early s came to an end with King's assassination in Apr 30, · This feature is not available right now. Please try again later. Other Civil Rights leaders pointed out that because of the draft deferment enjoyed by college students, it was the poor who were more likely to be sent to Vietnam. What is more, as Eldridge Cleaver, a Civil Rights activist pointed out, in many southern states of America, blacks were being denied the right to vote in elections.
The dramatic escalation of U.S. involvement in Vietnam in took precedence over civil rights legislation, which had dominated White House and congressional attention during the first half of .
The civil rights and Vietnam protests changed America. Today, they might be illegal. In this scene from the PBS documentary “The Vietnam War,” college students protest in Boston on Oct.
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African Americans felt that they were not supposed to go to war against Vietnam, and that they shouldn't have to go to war. They felt that that Vietnamese soldiers had done nothing wrong to them, and they don't have to fight them.
By the end of the decade, white Americans had moved their attention away from the civil rights movement to the Vietnam War, and the heady days of change and victory experienced by civil rights activists in the early s came to an end with King's assassination in