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A More Beautiful & Terrible History (Book Review)

A More Beautiful & Terrible History (Book Review)

Professor Jeanne Theoharis is referencing Baldwin’s ‘talk to teachers’ in the title of this necessary and timely book. “A More Beautiful & Terrible History” explores what the author refers to as the “national fable” of the Civil Rights Movement. She offers a fuller, more nuanced understanding that often stands in contrast to the popularized and watered down rendering of the same narrative.