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Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

Simon Henderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141541
eISBN:
9780813142586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141541.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book challenges the popular perception that sport has provided an arena in which African-Americans have been able to advance the aims of the civil rights struggle by excelling as athletes. ... More


Black Power’s Palestine: Permanent War and the Global Freedom Struggle

Keith P. Feldman

in A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694501
eISBN:
9781452950846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694501.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter Two tracks how Black Power organizers and activists performed solidarity with Palestine by drawing on the knowledge produced by the PRC. Black Power’s Palestine fashioned an anti-colonial ... 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


Introduction: Letters of the Law

Sora Y. Han

in Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789110
eISBN:
9780804795012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789110.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

Drawing on concepts from critical race theory, feminist psychoanalysis and deconstruction, the Introduction exposits and explains the importance of developing a protocol of reading the law’s language ... More


An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Aram Goudsouzian and Charles W. McKinney Jr. (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175515
eISBN:
9780813175706
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175515.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In An Unseen Light, eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis’s role in African American history during the twentieth century. The city was at the epicenter of the ... More


The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The case of the Wilmington Ten is one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post-World War II Black Freedom Struggle. In February 1971, racial tension ... More


See Your Declaration Americans!!!: Abolitionism, Americanism, and the Revolutionary Tradition in Free Black Politics

Mia Bay

in Americanism: New Perspectives on the History of an Ideal

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807830109
eISBN:
9781469602332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869710_kazin.4
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the foundations of black Americanism and abolitionism, with emphasis on how they are connected. It looks at how free black men and women interpreted the American Revolution as a ... More


Disappearing the Leader: The Vanishing Spectacle in Civil Rights Fiction

Erica R. Edwards

in Charisma and the Fictions of Black Leadership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675456
eISBN:
9781452947488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675456.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter discusses William Melvin Kelley’s novel A Different Drummer, which restages the charismatic scenario into an alternative leadership model framed by disappearance and silence rather than ... More


Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

J. Michael Butler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627472
eISBN:
9781469627496
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627472.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The 1960s civil rights movement has been properly memorialized as an era of tremendous social progress in America. Yet the integration of public accommodations and passage of federal laws started a ... More


Black Gloves and Gold Medals: Protests, Meanings, and Reactions at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics

Simon Henderson

in Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141541
eISBN:
9780813142586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141541.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this chapter the events at the Mexico City Games of 1968 are the main focus. Having failed to galvanise support for a black boycott of the event, activist athletes made their own individual ... More


Louis Austin and the Carolina Times: A Life in the Long Black Freedom Struggle

Jerry Gershenhorn

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781469638768
eISBN:
9781469638775
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469638768.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Louis Austin (1898–1971) came of age at the nadir of the Jim Crow era and became a transformative leader of the long black freedom struggle in North Carolina. From 1927 to 1971, he published and ... More


On Jordan’s Banks: The Origins of Community, Faith, and Struggle in Cairo

Kerry Pimblott

in Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter One provides a broad historical overview of African American community formation in Cairo, illuminating how the region’s economic instability and distinct blend of northern and southern ... More


Jewish Conversions: Color Blindness, Anti-Imperialism, and Jewish National Liberation

Keith P. Feldman

in A Shadow over Palestine: The Imperial Life of Race in America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694501
eISBN:
9781452950846
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694501.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Chapter Three interrogates how the suture between Zionism and American Jewishness was fashioned amid racial justice struggles of the late 1960s and early 1970s. A range of Jewish writers and ... More


“A Mouthful of Civil Rights and an Empty Belly”: The War on Poverty and the Fight for Racial Equality

Tom Adam Davies

in Mainstreaming Black Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292109
eISBN:
9780520965645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292109.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the War on Poverty's genealogy by tracing its roots in New Deal and Cold War liberal policy making and 1950s social science research, and by revealing the gendered social and ... More


They’re Taking Our Boys Away to Prison

Kenneth Robert Janken

in The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines North Carolina’s and the federal government’s harassment and disruption of the Black Freedom Struggle in Wilmington culminating in the frame-up and trial of the Wilmington Ten. ... More


The Black Athletic Revolt on Campus

Simon Henderson

in Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141541
eISBN:
9780813142586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141541.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter uses specific case studies to explore the impact of the black athletic revolt on the campus in the lead up to the 1968 Olympics. Focussing mainly on events at Berkeley, Kansas and ... More


“Theory with No Practice Ain’t Shit”

Sean L. Malloy

in Out of Oakland: Black Panther Party Internationalism during the Cold War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501702396
eISBN:
9781501712715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702396.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This introductory chapter focuses on the Black Panther Party's (BPP) national leaders, who played the primary roles in directing the party's international and transnational engagements. But while ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Gritter

in River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction provides an overview of the book's themes, arguments, and chapters. It describes how Memphis, Tennessee, was on the cutting edge of formal black political mobilization in the Jim ... More


Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Keona K. Ervin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Gateway to Equality demonstrates that from the 1930s to the 1960s, a critical mass of black working-class women forged a most expansive social justice struggle for economic dignity in St. Louis. ... More


The Consequences of Powerlessness

J. Michael Butler

in Beyond Integration: The Black Freedom Struggle in Escambia County, Florida, 1960-1980

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469627472
eISBN:
9781469627496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627472.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

The legacy of the 1970s Northwest Florida black freedom struggle influenced area race relations into a new decade. Tensions within and between local civil rights groups, as well as local and national ... More


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