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The Bloody Riot of 1919 and Its Consequences

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter notes that the riot of 1919 was a sign that Chicago had a special problem. One of the most violent and prolonged in the history of the country, it became the object of an official ... More


Mighty Like a River: The Black Church and Social Reform

Andrew Billingsley

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195161793
eISBN:
9780199849512
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195161793.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Throughout the history of the African American people there has been no stronger resource for overcoming adversity than the black church. From its role in leading a group of free Blacks to form a ... More


Neighborhoods and Networks: The Construction of Safe Places and Bridges

Lisa F. Berkman and Cheryl Clark

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195138382
eISBN:
9780199865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138382.003.0013
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter examines the role of neighborhoods in the structure and functioning of networks. It also aims to classify communities as lost, saved, or liberated based on the structure and function of ... More


In Their Own Voices: People in High‐Incarceration Communities Talk about the Impact of Incarceration

Todd R. Clear

in Imprisoning Communities: How Mass Incarceration Makes Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Worse

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195305791
eISBN:
9780199943944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305791.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter presents Tallahassee, Florida community members' description of how incarceration has affected their lives, their families and their communities. These community members are from ... More


Setting the Stage

Craig R. Prentiss

in Staging Faith: Religion and African American Theater from the Harlem Renaissance to World War II

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814707951
eISBN:
9780814708408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814707951.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter narrates how black playwrights in the 1920s inherited the history of tensions between theater and church, as well as the bridges opened to theater by progressive congregations. However, ... More


Mr. Perry’s Sweet Shop and a New Old Time Dance

Susan Eike Spalding

in Appalachian Dance: Creativity and Continuity in Six Communities

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038549
eISBN:
9780252096457
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038549.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines the role of of cultural exchange in the evolution of old time dancing and the creation of a new style in dance in the coal town of Dante in Russell County, Virginia. It begins ... More


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

Francoise N. Hamlin

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

Weaving national narratives from stories of the daily lives and familiar places of local residents, this book chronicles the slow struggle for black freedom through the history of Clarksdale, ... More


Black Fades to Green on the Waterfront: Nineteenth-Century Social, Racial, and Ethnic Change

Michael C. Connolly

in Seated by the Sea: The Maritime History of Portland, Maine, and Its Irish Longshoremen

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037226
eISBN:
9780813041759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037226.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Largely due to the importation of molasses from the West Indies, used locally in the production of refined sugar at the J. B. Brown Sugar Company, and rum, a small but significant black labor force ... More


Fade to Black?: The Children of West Indian Immigrants in Southern Florida

Philip Kasinitz, Juan Battle, and Inés Miyares

in Ethnicities: Children of Immigrants in America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230118
eISBN:
9780520927513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230118.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter explains that, more than for any other immigrant group in greater Miami, the future life chances of the children of Anglophone Caribbean immigrants will probably be shaped by race rather ... More


The Giant is Awakened: The watts uprising and cultural resurgence

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines the 1965 Watts uprising in Los Angeles, California and the cultural resurgence of the African American community. It explains that the Watts uprising was part of a national ... More


Active Equality: Democratic Politics

Todd May

in The Political Thought of Jacques Rancière: Creating Equality

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635320
eISBN:
9780748671922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635320.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the work of the French historian and thinker Jacques Rancière in order to build a framework for political thought that relies on active equality rather than passive equality. ... More


The Color Line

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0024
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorial, “ The Color Line,” where the young Fortune responded forcefully to the New York Sun's critical comments about the way in which the African American community ... More


An African American School

Pamela Grundy

in Color and Character: West Charlotte High and the American Struggle over Educational Equality

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469636078
eISBN:
9781469636092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636078.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Tells the story of growth on Charlotte's west side from the 1920s through the 1950s, a time when the city's African American population was not only growing but also shifting from the center city to ... More


John Brown and Nat. Turner

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0023
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the editorials, “John Brown” and “Nat. Turner”, Fortune's side of a debate with Frederick Douglass Jr. over the need for African Americans to erect a monument in honor of John ... More


Lino's Pad: African American Los Angeles and the Formation of the Underground Musicians Association

Steven L. Isoardi

in The Dark Tree: Jazz and the Community Arts in Los Angeles

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245914
eISBN:
9780520932241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245914.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the expansion of the African American community in Los Angeles, California and during the 1960s and the formation of the Underground Musicians Association (UGMA). It discusses ... More


Public Schools in a Punitive Era

Lizbet Simmons

in Prison School: Educational Inequality and School Discipline in the Age of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520281455
eISBN:
9780520293144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281455.003.0002
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter first charts the complex dynamics that have pushed students from school and pulled them toward the criminal justice system, setting up the terms of a black prison diaspora that are ... More


Introduction

Sara Fanning

in Caribbean Crossing: African Americans and the Haitian Emigration Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814764930
eISBN:
9780814760086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814764930.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter argues that both Haitian and African American leaders actively promoted Haiti as a quintessentially black nation. Haitian leaders did so by codifying the concept in the ... More


Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Alvin B. Jr. Tillery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book considers the history of political engagement with Africa on the part of African Americans, beginning with the birth of Paul Cuffe's back-to-Africa movement in the Federal Period to the ... More


They Got Game: Lessons and Reflections from the Bottom Up

Douglas Hartmann

in Midnight Basketball: Race, Sports, and Neoliberal Social Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226374840
eISBN:
9780226375038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226375038.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Chapter 8 continues the ethnographic case study to focus on the meanings of and motivations for basketball-based risk prevention programs from the point of view of program participants and members of ... More


Harlem, 1864–83

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

The advisers William F. Mott, Samuel Willets, Christopher R. Roberts, and Daniel W. James met, at a special meeting in January, to request compensation from the city for the property destruction ... More


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