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The Challenge of Blackness: The Institute of the Black World and Political Activism in the 1970s

Derrick E. White

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037356
eISBN:
9780813041605
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037356.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book examines how the Institute of the Black World (IBW), led by historian, theologian, and political activist Vincent Harding, mobilized Black intellectuals in identifying strategy to continue ... More


Chicago School Reform: Harold Washington and a New Era of Decentralization

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the racial politics of Mayor Harold Washington’s election, his education summit, and the supporters and critics of the 1988 Chicago School Reform Act. Harold Washington’s ... More


Introduction

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

in Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The introduction outlines the focus, scope, and significance of the book, introducing the Black activists, educators, parents, and students who navigated, challenged, and contributed to the urban ... More


Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s

Elizabeth Todd-Breland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469646589
eISBN:
9781469647173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646589.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 2012, Chicago’s school year began with the city’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter century and ended with the largest mass closure of public schools in recent U.S. history. On one side, a union ... More


Harold Washington: Black Power and the Resilience of Liberalism

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the long tradition of neighborhood-based politics – and the race-conscious, pragmatic, liberal political culture black Chicagoans had created – had its best moment in the ... More


Black Electoral Politics in Salvador from the 1970s to the 2000s

Kwame Dixon

in Afro-Politics and Civil Society in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813062617
eISBN:
9780813055985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062617.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Chapter seven offers a contextual view into the opaque world of Brazilian and Salvadorian politics. It analyzes the rise of Black electoral power in Brazil and Salvador from the 1980s to the present ... More


To the East, Blackward: Black Power, Radical Cinema, and the Muslim Third World

Sohail Daulatzai

in Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter explores how the Muslim Third World influenced and informed Black radical politics and culture within the Muslim International. It examines how the anticolonial struggles in the Muslim ... More


Introduction

Candis Watts Smith

in Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter discusses the ethnic diversity among Blacks. This diversity generates homogeneity in political attitudes and behaviors that are derived from a shared history and collective ... More


Introduction: There’s No Such Thing as a “Black President”

Todd C. Shaw, Robert A. Brown, and Joseph P. McCormick II

in After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479807277
eISBN:
9781479896578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807277.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter provides a framework for this edited volume about how Barack Obama’s presidential legacy has, and has not, shaped African American politics—after Obama. Its co-editors—Todd Shaw, Robert ... More


Black Mosaic: The Politics of Black Pan-Ethnic Diversity

Candis Watts Smith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479823543
eISBN:
9781479811113
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479823543.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Historically, Black Americans have easily found common ground on political, social, and economic goals. Yet, there are signs of increasing variety of opinion among Blacks in the United States, due in ... More


Conclusion: The Tragedy of the Ten and the Rise of a New Black Politics

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/9781469624839.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

The conclusion brings the case of the Wilmington Ten from the overturning of their convictions into the twenty-first century when they received pardons of innocence in 2012. Returning to the reality ... More


Postwar Civic and Civil Rights Unionism: The Vulcan Society’s Golden Age, 1946–1963

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/9781469633626.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter charts the growth of the Vulcan Society in both numbers and stature during the postwar era. Led by Wesley Williams’ protégé, Robert Lowery, this second generation of Black firefighters ... More


Selling Soul: Black Music and Black Power in Memphis

Charles L. Hughes

in Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622439
eISBN:
9781469623245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622439.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores the role of Memphis Sound as a both a symbol and an instrument of the Black Power Movement. It highlights Stax Records, who, under the leadership of Al Bell, amplified the ... More


Introduction: Windrush Politics

Kennetta Hammond Perry

in London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190240202
eISBN:
9780190240226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240202.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

When Lord Kitchener proclaimed, “London is the place for me” as he exited the SS Empire Windrush, he did so at a critical juncture in the global and diasporic history of race politics in Britain and ... More


What about Black Women?: How Economic Policies Targeting Urban Americans Disappear Black Women

Julia S. Jordan-Zachery

in After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479807277
eISBN:
9781479896578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807277.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Using the Urban and Economic Mobility initiative undertaken by President Obama, I explore how and if race-gender is recognized in the framing of urban policy during the Obama administration. There is ... More


Conclusion: The Next “Black President” and the Next Black Politics

Joseph P. McCormick II, Todd C. Shaw, and Robert A. Brown

in After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479807277
eISBN:
9781479896578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807277.003.0015
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

In this volume, we have presented a conceptual framework that argues the American constitutional order has entailed various racial orders that advanced either more racially exclusive or more racially ... More


Are We to Be Mauled Down Just Because We are Black?

Kennetta Hammond Perry

in London is the Place for Me: Black Britons, Citizenship and the Politics of Race

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190240202
eISBN:
9780190240226
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190240202.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines Black political mobilization in the wake of the murder of Kelso Cochrane in May 1959. It pays close attention to the activities of grassroots organizations such as the ... More


The Dark Side of Desire: Racial-Sexual Alterity and the Play of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black women’s participation in BDSM and how these performances illustrate a complex and contradictory brokering of pain, pleasure, and power for the black female performer. I ... More


Barack Obama and the Racial Politics of the Affordable Care Act

Sekou Franklin, Pearl K. Ford Dowe, and Angela K. Lewis-Maddox

in After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479807277
eISBN:
9781479896578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807277.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Obama presidency, the politics of race and health care, and the role that African Americans played in shaping the Affordable Care Act (ACA). We argue that race—and ... More


After Obama: African American Politics in a Post-Obama Era

Todd Shaw, Robert A. Brown, and Joseph P. McCormick (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781479807277
eISBN:
9781479896578
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479807277.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book engages the reader in a wide-ranging assessment of the legacy of Barack Obama—the “first Black president”—relative to Black politics. It uses its vantage point of being written during ... More


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