Kresge Library

Historian Kevin Boyle visits campus to discuss his new book, Arc Of Justice: A Saga Of Race, Civil Rights, And Murder In The Jazz Age

Images from the Civil Rights MovementProfessor Boyle's book, which focuses on the year 1925 in Detroit, has been described as "a poignant biography, a tour de force of historical detective work, a gripping courtroom drama, and a powerful reflection on race relations in America" (Prof. Thomas Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania).

The event is sponsored by the M.A. in Liberal Studies Program, Dept. of History, and College of Arts and Sciences. This events take place, Wednesday, March 16 at 7:00 p.m. in Banquet Rooms A and B of the Oakland Center (campus map). This event is free and open to the public.

Judge Morcom received her law degree from Wayne State University's Law School. She spent two years, 1964 and 1965, in Mississippi as Southern Regional Director of the National Lawyers Guild Committee for Legal Assistance to the South. Her committee gave legal assistance to civil rights activists seeking voter registration, desegregation of public facilities, and racial equity. She later was Co-Chair of The Michigan Committee to Free Angela Davis and the Wilmington 10 Defense Committee. She was active in the anti-Vietnam war movement and the effort to end police brutality. She was County Circuit Judge from 1983 until her retirement in 1999.

If you have any questions, please contact History Department for further information (370-3510).


Full-Text Articles about the Women during the Civil Rights Movement*:
  • Patterson, Eugene. Before the sixties there was the South. Columbia Journalism Review, 40(5): 36-
  • Gyant, LaVerne. Passing the Torch: African American Women in the Civil Rights Movement. Journal of Black Studies, 26(5): 629-647.
  • Robnett, Belinda. African-American Women in the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965: Gender, Leadership, and Micromobilization. The American Journal of Sociology, 101(6): 1661-1693.
Books at Kresge Library about the Civil Rights Movement:
  • Nicolaus, Mills. Like a holy crusade : Mississippi, 1964--the turning of the civil rights movement in America.
  • Olson, Lynne. Freedom's daughters : the unsung heroines of the civil rights movement from 1830 to 1970.
  • Erenrich, Susie (ed). Freedom is a constant struggle : an anthology of the Mississippi civil rights movement.
  • Burns, Stewart (ed). Daybreak of freedom : the Montgomery bus boycott.
  • Stanton, Mary. Freedom walk : Mississippi or bust.
  • Campbell, Clarice. Civil rights chronicle : letters from the South.
  • Allen, Zita. Black women leaders of the civil rights movement.

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