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In Defense of Black Womanhood: Race, Gender, Class, and the Politics of Interracial Solidarity, 1945–1951

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes the writings of black women radicals such as Thelma Dale Perkins, Beulah Richardson, Alice Childress, and Claudia Jones, who engaged public conversation over dominant ... 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


Circulations: Caribbean Political Activism

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter engages some of the political realities of living as a Caribbean person in the United States. It examines the movements of some of the most visibly representative figures largely from ... More


Exposing the Racial Politics of Immigration Controls

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/9780190240202.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

With the passage of the Commonwealth Immigration Act of 1962, the right of migration to Britain guaranteed to all Commonwealth citizens was effectively revoked. The bill outwardly presented a ... More


Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Brian D. Behnken, Gregory D. Smithers, and Simon Wendt (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Black intellectualism has been misunderstood by the American public and by scholars for generations. Historically maligned by their peers and by the lay public as inauthentic or illegitimate, black ... More


Forging a Community of Radical Intellectuals and Activists: Black Women, the Black Left, and the Communist Party USA in the 1930s and 1940s

Dayo F. Gore

in Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the continuity between the radical politics of the 1930s and that of the 1950s. Examining the roots of their affiliations with the organized US left, it details the ways black ... More


The Negro Question, the Woman Question, and the “Vital Link”: Histories and Institutions

Cheryl Higashida

in Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter provides a history of Black internationalist feminism. It begins with the intertwinings of Black nationalist and Old Left movements in the interwar years, with special attention to the ... More


Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Dayo F. Gore

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814732366
eISBN:
9780814733028
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

With the exception of a few iconic moments such as Rosa Parks' 1955 refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus, we hear little about what black women activists did prior to 1960. Perhaps this ... More


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