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“A vital work: one that links and contextualizes activism in the present with over one hundred years of organizing, resisting, and rebelling against racial injustice.”—Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement This volume expands the chronology and geography of the black freedom struggle beyond the traditional emphasis on the old South and the years between 1954 and 1968. Beginning as far back as the nineteenth century, and analyzing case studies from southern, northern, and border states, these essays incorporate communities and topics not usually linked to the African American civil rights movement. Contributors highlight little-known race riots in northern cities, the work of black women who defied local governments to provide medical care to their communities, and the national Food for Freedom campaign of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Moving to recent issues such as Ferguson, Sandra Bland, and Black Lives Matter, these chapters connect the activism of today to a deeply historical, wide-ranging fight for equality.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Introduction
  2. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Reginald K. Ellis, Peter B. Levy
  3. pp. 1-9
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  1. 1. Florida State Normal and Industrial School for Coloreds: Thomas DeSaille Tucker and His Radical Approach to Black Higher Education
  2. Reginald K. Ellis
  3. pp. 10-27
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  1. 2. African American Women and Community Medicine: Civil Rights Workers in the Age of “Self-Help”
  2. Teresa Blue Holden
  3. pp. 28-52
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  1. 3. Southern Discomfort: The Rise and Fall of Civil Rights Attorney James F. Gay, 1942–2008
  2. Jeffrey L. Littlejohn, Charles H. Ford
  3. pp. 53-83
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  1. 4. Revisiting the Urban Revolts of the 1960s: York, Pennsylvania—A Case Study
  2. Peter B. Levy
  3. pp. 84-114
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  1. 5. “What We Eat Is Politics”: SNCC, Hunger, and Voting Rights in Mississippi
  2. Mary Potorti
  3. pp. 115-153
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  1. 6. Riot, Revolution, or Rebellion? Civil Rights and the Politics of Memory
  2. Rosie Jayde Uyola
  3. pp. 154-182
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  1. 7. Ferguson, USA: A Scholar’s Unforeseen Connection and Collision with History
  2. Stefan M. Bradley
  3. pp. 183-196
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  1. 8. Religion and the Black Freedom Struggle for Sandra Bland
  2. Phillip Luke Sinitiere
  3. pp. 197-226
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  1. Afterword: Bearing Witness; How the Movement Changed My World
  2. Waldo Martin
  3. pp. 227-230
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 231-232
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 233-251
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  1. Further Series Titles
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813052212
MARC Record
OCLC
1020790071
Pages
262
Launched on MUSE
2018-02-04
Language
English
Open Access
No
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