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The Lettered Republic

Jason McGraw

in The Work of Recognition: Caribbean Colombia and the Postemancipation Struggle for Citizenship

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469617862
eISBN:
9781469617886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469617862.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines how letrados wrote their ambivalence toward democracy into the public sphere through distinctions of literacy, education, and barbarism, and how their depictions of the folk ... More


1956: Beginning to Build Bridges

Danny McKenzie

in A Time to Speak: Speeches by Jack Reed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731309
eISBN:
9781604733402
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731309.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter describes Jack Reed’s 1956 speech before an all-black audience at Rust College, a Methodist college in the north Mississippi town of Holly Springs. Reed spoke about his faith and the ... More


Advancing the Cause of Democracy: The Origins of Protest in the Long Civil Rights Movement

Brian D. Behnken

in Fighting Their Own Battles: Mexican Americans, African Americans, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in Texas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834787
eISBN:
9781469603193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877876_behnken.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how the black citizens of South Dallas suffered more than fifteen racially motivated bombings in 1950. Like bombings in Birmingham, Alabama, and other southern cities, the ... More


Fires of Frustration: Summers of 1963 to 1965

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Mississippi's black citizens literally and dramatically entered the national struggle over civil rights. In particular, Clarksdale's activists worked to desegregate ... More


City Son: Andrew W. Cooper's Impact on Modern-Day Brooklyn

Wayne Dawkins

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032585
eISBN:
9781617032592
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In 1966, a year after the Voting Rights Act began liberating millions of southern blacks, New Yorkers challenged a political system that weakened their voting power. Andrew W. Cooper (1927–2002), a ... More


The Struggle against Discriminatory Legislative Redistricting

Frank R. Parker

in Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter focuses on efforts executed to clear the structural barriers in Mississippi to blacks exercising their full political rights. To preserve and protect white supremacy, the state ... More


Defining the Peace: World War II Veterans, Race, and the Remaking of Southern Political Tradition

Jennifer E. Brooks

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829110
eISBN:
9781469603599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807875759_brooks
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the aftermath of World War II, Georgia's veterans—black, white, liberal, reactionary, pro-union, and anti-union—all found that service in the war enhanced their sense of male, political, and ... More


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