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Battling the Plantation Mentality 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture Waldo E. Martin Jr. and Patricia Sullivan editors The University of North Carolina Press Chapel Hill 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 Battling the Plantation Mentality Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle laurie b. green © 2007 The University of North Carolina Press All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America Designed and typeset in Arnhem and Rockwell by Eric M. Brooks This book was published with the assistance of a generous University Co-operative Society Subvention Grant awarded by The University of Texas at Austin and of the John Hope Franklin Fund of the University of North Carolina Press. The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Green, Laurie Beth. Battling the plantation mentality: Memphis and the Black freedom struggle/Laurie B. Green. p. cm.—(The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture) Includes bibliographical references and index. isbn 978-0-8078-3106-9 (cloth: alk. paper) isbn 978-0-8078-5802-8 (pbk.: alk. paper) 1. African Americans—Civil rights—Tennessee—Memphis— History—20th century. 2. African Americans—Segregation— Tennessee—Memphis—History—20th century. 3. Civil rights movements—Tennessee—Memphis—History—20th century. 4. African Americans—Tennessee—Memphis—History—20th century. 5. Racism—Tennessee—Memphis—History—20th century. 6. Memphis (Tenn.)—Race relations—History—20th century. 7. Memphis (Tenn.)—History—20th century. I. Title. f444.m59n485 2007 323.1196'0730768190904—dc22 2006039792 cloth 11 10 09 08 07 5 4 3 2 1 paper 11 10 09 08 07 5 4 3 2 1 for Jim and Sarafina This page intentionally left blank ...

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