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A More Beautiful and Terrible History

The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

Jeanne Theoharis

Explore the truths and complexities behind the civil rights movement in A More Beautiful and Terrible History. Award-winning historian Jeanne Theoharis takes a critical look at the national mythology surrounding the movement, challenging the accepted stories and revealing the diversity of people who led it. Discover the courage, disruption, and perseverance of the activists who embraced an expansive vision of justice, facing immense barriers and repression. Through this insightful and powerful book, Theoharis showcases the beauty and scope of the movement, while highlighting the crucial work that still needs to be done.
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As my annual summer reading intensive comes to an end, this brilliant book by ⁦@JeanneTheoharis⁩ is the one has most helped me make sense of the current moment, fully understand the forces arrayed against our work, & deepen my determination to persist no matter what.      source