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Crispus Attucks Meets the New Negro: Black History and Black Heroes between the World Wars

Mitch Kachun

in First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199731619
eISBN:
9780190693510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731619.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History, Cultural History

During the era of the “New Negro” after World War I, African Americans intensified their attention to Attucks and other race heroes as they made more overt efforts to incorporate African American ... More


Crispus Attucks Meets Dorie Miller: Black Patriotism and Activism in the World War II Era

Mitch Kachun

in First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199731619
eISBN:
9780190693510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731619.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History, Cultural History

Interest in promoting Attucks as a national hero was redoubled as African Americans’ heroic participation in World War II once again presented opportunities to sharpen activists’ arguments for black ... More


Crispus Attucks and the Black Freedom Struggle, 1950s–1970s

Mitch Kachun

in First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199731619
eISBN:
9780190693510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731619.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History, Cultural History

As the integrationist civil rights movement took shape, Attucks became one of the most prominent black figures to enter elementary and secondary school curricula and textbooks. In most mainstream ... More


Crispus Attucks in Twenty-First-Century America

Mitch Kachun

in First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199731619
eISBN:
9780190693510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731619.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History, Cultural History

While the new century saw continued nods to African American figures and experiences in American history textbooks and curricula, blacks still remained mostly on the margins of the master narrative ... More


Crispus Attucks from the Bicentennial to the Culture Wars, 1970s–1990s

Mitch Kachun

in First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199731619
eISBN:
9780190693510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731619.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History, Cultural History

The 1976 bicentennial brought greater mainstream attention to Attucks and black participation in the Revolution as well as increasing opportunities to disseminate interpretations of Attucks and other ... More


Conclusion

Mitch Kachun

in First Martyr of Liberty: Crispus Attucks in American Memory

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780199731619
eISBN:
9780190693510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199731619.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History, Cultural History

The Conclusion ties together the book’s main arguments about Crispus Attucks’s place in American history and memory. We do not know enough about his experiences, associations, or motives before or ... More


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