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“Going to Meet the Man” in Abu Ghraib

Hiram Pérez

in A Taste For Brown Bodies: Gay Modernity and Cosmopolitan Desire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781479818655
eISBN:
9781479846757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479818655.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter presents James Baldwin’s short story, “Going To Meet the Man,” as a rescripting of Freud’s Oedipal scene, introducing the black male as a triangulating figure vis-à-vis the (white) male ... More


Yvonne's Wig: Gender and the Racialized Body

Maxine Leeds Craig

in Ain't I a Beauty Queen?: Black Women, Beauty, and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195152623
eISBN:
9780199849345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195152623.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the rearticulation of race in light of gender differences. The new meanings and practices of race had different consequences for black men and black women. In 1964, very few ... More


Saints Tales

Deidre Helen Crumbley

in Saved and Sanctified: The Rise of a Storefront Church in Great Migration Philadelphia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813039848
eISBN:
9780813043791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813039848.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter contains life histories of ten founding church elders, who are currently in their 80s and 90s. All of the narratives begin with a socio-historical snapshot of the elders' hometowns, ... More


Does Black and Male Still = Threat in the Age of Obama?

Jennifer A. Richeson and Meghan G. Bean

in The Obamas and a (Post) Racial America?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199735204
eISBN:
9780199894581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735204.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

While some herald Barack Obama’s election as the first black President of the United States as evidence that people were able to overcome stereotypes regarding black men, others suggest that it is ... More


Solving the Boy Problem: Fashioning Boys into Respectable Race Men

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how black men groomed black boys into industrious and respectable men. While histories of African American life under Jim Crow have revealed in great detail the rhetoric and ... More


What Can He Do?: African-American Churchmen Confront the Black Women's Era

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines North Carolina Baptist Convention leaders' efforts to make their churches and themselves more manly. Fearing that their churches were becoming feminized, they sought to weaken ... More


“Let the white man put himself in the negro's place”: Black Men Navigate the Terrain of Race Ambassador

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the institutional efforts of North Carolina's leading black men to promote racial pride, progress, and a dignified manhood within the black race while fostering interracial ... More


Introduction

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to show how North Carolina's black men and women were equally engaged in community-based activism during the Jim Crow era. Central ... More


“Badge of a man”: Gender and Fraternity in North Carolina's Black Secret Society

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter assesses the construction and contestation of black manhood within private male-dominated spaces. The proceedings of North Carolina's Grand Lodge of Prince Hall Masons reveal the ... More


Searching for the “New Black Man”? From Masculine Ideality to Progressive Black Masculinities

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/9781617037344.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines the ways women’s bodies are used and misused in African American literature to support the production of black masculine ideality and power. Focusing on black male texts such as ... More


Unsexing the Black Girl to Get to the Indian Princess: The Production of Talented-Tenth Black Masculine Power and the Cleansing and Transcending of Black (Wo)Manhood in W. E. B. Du Bois

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/9781617037344.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines W. E. B. Du Bois’s contributions to the continuing development and modeling of ideal black masculinity by focusing on four of his texts: Souls of Black Folk (1903), Quest of the ... More


“Sores in the City”: A Genealogy of the Almighty Black P. Stone Rangers

Rashad Shabazz

in Spatializing Blackness: Architectures of Confinement and Black Masculinity in Chicago

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039645
eISBN:
9780252097737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039645.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the role of carceral power in the rise of Black gangs and particularly in the sociospatial production of Black masculinity. Focusing on the period between 1960 and the early ... More


The Rights of Men

Laura E. Free

in Suffrage Reconstructed: Gender, Race, and Voting Rights in the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450860
eISBN:
9781501701092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450860.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines how congressmen recast black men as legitimate voting citizens only decades after they had been deemed too dangerous to permit safely into the polity. A bitter dispute about ... More


Some Bitter and Some Sweet: Growing up Black and Gay in the South

E. Patrick Johnson

in Sweet Tea: Black Gay Men of the South

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807872260
eISBN:
9781469602677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882733_johnson.5
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter shows that southern black gay men's lives are no different from other black southerners' lives. They are full of memories, both good and bad, that speak to the region's fraught history ... More


“What’s Love Got to Do with It?” James Baldwin, Cross-Racial/Sexual Bond(age)ing, and the Cult of Hegemonic Black Masculinity

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/9781617037344.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the impact of Richard Wright’s modernist constructions of black masculine identity in his 1940 novel Native Son on James Baldwin’s Another Country (1960). Baldwin explores race ... More


The Travelin’ Man

Robert Peterson

in Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All-Black Professional Teams

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195076370
eISBN:
9780199853786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195076370.003.0043
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The chapter discusses the legendary Satchel Paige and his life before and during his baseball heydays. Paige was considered a Babe Ruth of Negro baseball. He did not win every game he was in though ... More


Conclusion

Angela Hornsby-Gutting

in Black Manhood and Community Building in North Carolina, 1900–1930

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032931
eISBN:
9780813039404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032931.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter summarizes the discussions in the preceding chapters and presents some concluding thoughts from the author. This book has situated gender (analysis of black manhood and womanhood) more ... More


Gendering Race in the Church: Black Male Benevolence, 1800–1820

Kyle T. Bulthuis

in Four Steeples over the City Streets: Religion and Society in New York's Early Republic Congregations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479814275
eISBN:
9781479894178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479814275.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter explains the intersections of gender with race in church life. In the larger society, slavery, poverty, and menial status meant that black men risked being labeled feminine and without ... More


“Strength of the Lion … Arms Like Polished Iron”: Embodying Black Masculinity in an Age of Slavery and Propertied Manhood

Kathleen M. Brown

in New Men: Manliness in Early America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814727805
eISBN:
9780814728475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814727805.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines black masculinity from the earliest days of colonial settlement to the early republic. It reveals how the premises and expectations for manhood changed dramatically, triggering ... More


“Black Man’s Verse”: The Black Chicago Renaissance and the Popular Front Jazz Poetics of Frank Marshall Davis

John Lowney

in Jazz Internationalism: Literary Afro-Modernism and the Cultural Politics of Black Music

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041334
eISBN:
9780252099939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041334.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues for renewed recognition of Black Chicago Renaissance writer Frank Marshall Davis, whose first collection of poetry, Black Man’s Verse (1935), was widely celebrated for its ... More


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