The Lasting Legacy of An American Dilemma

The Lasting Legacy of An American Dilemma

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Carnegie Results examines how Carnegie Corporation grantee Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 book, An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, crystallized an emerging awareness that racial discrimination and legal segregation could not endure in the U.S. Myrdal's study, according to Results, was a moral wake-up call for Americans to live up to the democratic ideals of the American Creed and became a powerful justification that united the major groups responsible for the civil rights movement.

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Cohen, Shari. The Lasting Legacy of An American Dilemma (Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2004)