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How the West Was One: The African Diaspora and the Re-Mapping of U.S. History

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Rethinking American History in a Global Age

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230576
eISBN:
9780520936034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230576.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter uncovers a vision of African American history as an Atlantic story, and not simply an American one. It introduces and defines the term “diaspora,” and reveals that historians treat ... More


Return of the Mecca: Public Enemies, Reaganism, and the Birth of Hip-Hop

Sohail Daulatzai

in Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the aesthetic and political dimensions of the Muslim International through hip-hop culture during a period when the “Black criminal” and the “Muslim terrorist” were viewed as ... More


Race across the Atlantic … and Back: Theorizing Africa and/in the Diaspora

Jemima Pierre

in The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226923024
eISBN:
9780226923048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923048.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings together the book's thesis on global processes of racialization with the author's two primary fields of engagement: African studies and African diaspora studies. First, it ... More


Prophetic Suffering and Black Internationalism

Gary Dorrien

in Breaking White Supremacy: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Social Gospel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780300205619
eISBN:
9780300231359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300205619.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The generation of black social gospel leaders who began their careers in the 1920s assumed the social justice politics and liberal theology of the social gospel from the beginning of their careers. ... More


Introduction

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an overview of racial politics in the United States and South Africa in the 1940s and 1950s. It traces how African Americans and black South Africans have historically ... More


Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Davarian L. Baldwin and Minkah Makalani (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the midst of vast cultural and political shifts in the early twentieth century, politicians and cultural observers variously hailed and decried the rise of the “New Negro.” This phenomenon was ... More


Black Internationalism, Anticommunism, and the Prison

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapters 5 and 6 both document how African Americans and black South Africans established the prison as a key site of black international protest in the 1950s. Specifically, chapter 5 examines how ... More


Conclusion

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This concluding chapter argues that African Americans were part of a broad and multifaceted effort to isolate South Africa in the global political arena. By repeatedly attempting to offer direct ... More


Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Nicholas Grant

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this transnational account of black protest, Nicholas Grant examines how African Americans engaged with, supported, and were inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. Bringing black ... More


The National Council of Negro Women and Apartheid

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the anti-apartheid politics of the Washington-based National Council of Negro Women (NCNW). Outlining the organization’s broader commitment to black international politics, it ... More


The Pan-African Woman, 1972–1976

Ashley D. Farmer

in Remaking Black Power: How Black Women Transformed an Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469634371
eISBN:
9781469634388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634371.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 4 explores how black women activists extended these gendered debates beyond American borders. It contextualizes their interest in and identification with the African and Pan-African ... More


Motherhood, Anti-Apartheid, and Pan-African Politics

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how the gendered language of motherhood informed black international connections between South Africa and the United States. It argues that global black motherhood – defined as ... More


Strange Bedfellows: Rastafari, C. L. R. James, and the “Africa” in Pan-Africanism

Monique A. Bedasse

in Jah Kingdom: Rastafarians, Tanzania, and Pan-Africanism in the Age of Decolonization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469633596
eISBN:
9781469633619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633596.003.0007
Subject:
History, African History

This chapter examines the relationship between Ras Bupe Karudi and C.L.R. James. In 1964, James highlighted the “absurdities” of Rastafari. Additionally, in contrast to all that Rastafari ... More


Political Prisoners: Heroic Masculinity and Anti-Apartheid Politics

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the gendered language political prisoners used to frame their experiences and the moral legitimacy of their struggles. In South Africa, prison was where this heroic vision of ... More


South Africa, the United States, and the Racial Politics of the Cold War

Nicholas Grant

in Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635286
eISBN:
9781469635293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635286.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the relationship between anticommunism and transnational black activism. The racial politics of the United States and South Africa became even more closely interconnected during ... More


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