Brink, William; Harris, Louis
Title The Negro Revolution In America: What Negroes Want; Why and How They are Fighting; Whom They Support; What Whites Think of Them and Their Demands
Binding Glossy Soft Cover
Book Condition Good
Edition 1st Edition
Publisher USA Simon & Schuster 1964
Seller ID 050670
251 pages. Here is an unprecedented book - the anatomy of a social revolution in full stride. It is based on the survey of Negro opinion made by Newsweek magazine in 1963, with additional material from a later poll of white attitudes toward Negroes. A nationwide sampling of Negroes across the country and on all social levels, lus 100 Negro leaders, were asked over 250 questions by interviewers who were, in almost all cases, themselves Negroes. From the answers emerges the first realistic, objective picture of: What it's like to be a Negro; What has triggered the present revolt against discrimination; How many Negroes are behind the revolt; Which leaders they support; Which methods they favor to get equal rights; How far they will go to achieve them; What their real feelings are toward whites; What their role will be in the 1964 election; What Negroes want most and when they expect to get it. Some of the findings were summarized in Newsweek, but much remarkable material could not be included for lack of space. All of it has now been incorporated, expanded and updated in this book. A special chapter presents white attitudes toward Negroes and their demands. Altogether, the book forms a unique and basic document of our times, a report that no future studies in the area of race relations can ignore. The authors are William Brink, Newsweek staff member who has covered many important civil rights stories in recent years, and Louis Harris, the political analyst and writer whose research organization conducted the original surveys.