"Draws upon a wealth of primary and secondary sources and is comprehensive yet clear and concise. Ideal for students of southern history, African American history, and the civil rights movement."
--North Carolina Historical Review
"Street brings together many different cultural strands in this work and argues cogently that they were an important part of a movement that affirmed African American self-belief at the same time as it demanded freedom and equality."
--Journal of American Studies, vol. 42 No. 3