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Wikipedia: “The African-American Civil Rights Movement (1955–1968) refers to the movements in the United States aimed at outlawing racial discrimination against African Americans and restoring Suffrage in Southern states. This article covers the phase of the movement between 1954 and 1968, particularly in the South. By 1966, the emergence of the Black Power Movement, which lasted roughly from 1966 to 1975, enlarged the aims of the Civil Rights Movement to include racial dignity, economic and political self-sufficiency, and freedom from oppression by white Americans.”
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African-American_Civil_Rights_Movement_(1955%E2%80%931968) Civil Rights Movement Timeline: “July 26, 1949 Truman signs Executive Order 9981, which states, "It is hereby declared to be the policy of the President that there shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regard to race, color, religion, or national origin." “
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/civilrightstimeline1.html The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: civil and human rights coalition
http://www.civilrights.org/ Website of the National Civil Rights Museum: At the Lorraine Motel.
http://www.civilrightsmuseum.org/home.htm American Civil Liberties Unionhttp://www.aclu.org/ United State Department of Justice, Civil Rights Divisionhttp://www.justice.gov/crt/ Guide to Civil Rights Lawshttp://www.hg.org/civilrgt.html
Susan Orr Klopfer is an Oregon native. During and after college, she worked as a journalist in the small town of Ely, Nevada and then for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal in Texas; she also reported for the Branson Daily News, winning a state award for investigative journalism.
After serving as an editor for Prentice Hall, where she wrote a Book-of-the-Month Club alternative selection, her life changed when she and her husband moved to the Mississippi Delta, living on the grounds of Parchman Penitentiary (where Fred was a psychologist). (Susan's books on Amazon -- )
Susan spent most days roaming the Delta meeting people, listening to the region's music, and hearing the civil rights stories of the movement's aging veterans. She read and researched this period of history, and then began writing her own books about Emmett Till, Medgar Evers, James Meredith and many other brave participants in the modern civil rights movement.
Susan currently lives and writes in Cuenca, Ecuador where she and Fred have made their new home. Her cat and dog made the journey (Ralph and Popsicle); of course she misses her son, Barry, a New Mexico lawyer, and her granddaughter, Gracie.
She is working on a historical fictional novel about the murder of President John F. Kennedy (JFK) with ties to a detective from Vicksburg, Mississippi who worked for Guy Banister, and who died in a "hunting accident" after the assassination. Her story takes readers into South America where a Delta attorney (who knows the truth about John Sullivan's murder) is hiding from the CIA (and others who are hell-bent on keeping the truth from getting out).
Publication date is set for fall 2013, honoring the 50th anniversary of the assassination of this beloved American president, a tragedy that still haunts those who know the truth must still be told about JFK, Rev. Martin Luther King and Robert F. Kennedy.
Susan enjoys hearing from her readers and welcomes their questions and comments.