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Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Using the slave narratives of Henry Bibb and Frederick Douglass, as well as the work of W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin, Walter Mosley, and Barack Obama, this book examines how women’s bodies are ... More


Will the Afro-American Return to Africa?

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0034
Subject:
History, African-American History

African Americans had at various times debated the idea of emigration outside of the United States, especially in the 1850s and the 1890s. Although Fortune was a supporter of African independence, he ... More


Collision and Collusion: Local Activism, Local Agency, and Flexible Alliances

Françoise N. Hamlin

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how people organized themselves in Mississippi by focusing on the Delta city of Clarksdale from the 1950s through the 1990s. More specifically, it considers how activists in ... More


Cold War Coming

Gerald Horne

in The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett's Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780252041198
eISBN:
9780252099762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252041198.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Claude Barnett, along with many other Negro leaders, had exerted his influence to make sure that President Truman was reelected though they had undercut the anti-Jim Crow ... More


The New Order of Things 1870–1874

Pellom McDaniels III

in The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142715
eISBN:
9780813144276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142715.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the establishment of education and industry as the foundation for Kentucky's African American community, as well as the importance of kinship ties. It is argued that without ... More


Dominant versus Subordinate Masculinities and the Gendered Oppositions between Slavery and Freedom

Ronda C. Henry Anthony

in Searching for the New Black Man: Black Masculinity and Women's Bodies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037344
eISBN:
9781621039259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037344.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes Henry Bibb’s 1849 narrative The Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, An American Slave in relation to Frederick Douglass’s Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American ... More


“I Don’t Mind My Light Shining,”: Speech Delivered at a Freedom Vote Rally in Greenwood, Mississippi, Fall 1963

Maegan Parker Brooks and Davis W. Houck

in The Speeches of Fannie Lou Hamer: To Tell It Like It Is

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738223
eISBN:
9781604738230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738223.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the fall of 1963, Allard Lowenstein and Bob Moses organized a “mock election” called the Freedom Vote to show that disenfranchised black Mississippians would cast a ballot if given the ... More


Plantation Traditions: Racism and the Transformation of the Stono Narrative

Jack Shuler

in Calling Out Liberty: The Stono Slave Rebellion and the Universal Struggle for Human Rights

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732733
eISBN:
9781604734737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732733.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the intertextual challenge to universal human rights posed by writers of the Charleston School and the competing “plantation traditions” of Angelina Grimké, Edmund Quincy, Henry ... More


From California to Mississippi, August–September 1964

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes the backgrounds of Sue and Henry Lorenzi. The Lorenzis were interested in the growing civil rights movement and they choose Holmes County, Mississippi as their destination. As ... More


School Desegregation, Head Start, and the Medical Committee, Spring 1965 to Early 1966

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Holmes County residents put pressure on the school district through petitions and meetings to follow federal law and desegregate schools. Children were physically attacked by students and teachers. ... More


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