Seeking chapter contributions for an edited book collection on Youth and Civil Rights Activism (USA)
There has been a growth in literature on youth and civil rights in the last few years but much of it is focused on certain organizations or specific regions or cities. This edited collection seeks to bring together a broad range of essays covering the wide range of research currently available and make it available in one volume and by doing so showing the trends currently in scholarship.
The collection will cover youth in the twentieth century – civil rights activism can cover any time period of the century and not strictly the 1955-68 time period.
I would like to invite scholars to contribute to this collection – this may include (but is not limited to):
- Youth groups in major civil rights organizations, such as the NAACP
- SNCC, CORE
- Youth and black power
- Regional or city studies of youth groups
- Events: Freedom Rides, Little Rock Nine, Sit-ins
- Desegregation of schools
- University students
- White youth/students and civil rights
- Gender, class
- Media and youth
- Scotsboro case, Emmett Till lynching
- Changing definitions of youth in organizational activism
- Individual studies: such as Juanita Jackson, King and youth activism
Please send a 250-400 word abstract and a short CV to Dr Lee Sartain, University of Portsmouth, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 23 October 2015 for consideration.
Dr Lee Sartain, University of Portsmouth