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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


In Remembrance of Emmett Till

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 7 looks at what happened to the key actors in the Till trial, and this chapter analyzes the myriad of memorials that have sprung up to commemorate the life and death of Emmett Till. Key to ... More


Dixie and the Absence of a Black Athletic Revolt

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/9780813141541.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the reasons why a Black Athletic Revolt did not emerge in the South. Sport was used by segregationists to uphold the color line well into the late 1960s. Black athletes had to ... More


A Still Voice

Nikki M. Taylor

in America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813140773
eISBN:
9780813141428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

A Still Voice,” examines the final stage of Clark’s public career after his termination from his principal position in Cincinnati schools because of his politics. It follows Clark to Alabama and, ... More


The Bravest of the Brave: New York’s First Generation of Black Firefighters, 1898–1934

David Goldberg

in Black Firefighters and the FDNY: The Struggle for Jobs, Justice, and Equity in New York City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469633626
eISBN:
9781469633633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469633626.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the small number of pioneer Black firefighters that entered the FDNY from 1898 to 1930, as well as how these men survived with dignity despite encountering heinous acts of ... More


St. Maló in the Memory Rings

Jason Berry

in City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans at Year 300

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647142
eISBN:
9781469647166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647142.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

New Orleans at year ten was a black majority town with slave labor. The 1724 Code Noir aligned Louisiana slave law to that of the French Caribbean colonies. Slave owners pragmatically let Africans ... More


Sister Gertrude Morgan: Running for the City

Jason Berry

in City of a Million Dreams: New Orleans at Year 300

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469647142
eISBN:
9781469647166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647142.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

By the 1930s, civic leaders were promoting New Orleans as a tourist destination while the city lurched toward bankruptcy. As the city continued to develop through the 20th century, it became a ... More


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