A More Beautiful and Terrible History

BROOKLYN COLLEGE–Brooklyn College professor Jeanne Theoharis’s book “A More Beautiful And Terrible History” sheds light onto some aspects of the civil rights movement that are often neglected when recalling American history. Often downplayed and minimized, the sides of the story that are forgotten deny American people of all ethnicities a full grasp of a story of struggle and chaos in the fight for social and economic justice. Theoharis brings forth a side of American history that most people want to forget, for this history shamefully shows how perverse and indifferent our nation was, and still is.