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Introduction : "To stay and fight" : Birmingham's civil rights story and twentieth-century black protest -- Origins of the Committee for Equal Job Opportunity -- Delay, retaliation, and the legal process -- Staying active and branching out -- Poverty and welfare rights -- Community health, municipal services, and police brutality -- The Public Employees Organizing Committee -- The emergence of the Alabama Black Liberation Front -- Black power at the local level -- Repression and backlash -- Conclusion : the "long" movement and the South.