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Brotherhood Men and Singing Slackers: A. Philip Randolph’s Rhetoric of Music and Manhood

Robert Hawkins

in Reframing Randolph: Labor, Black Freedom, and the Legacies of A. Philip Randolph

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814785942
eISBN:
9780814724477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814785942.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that Randolph was quite conscious of stereotypes and conventions of manliness, and in seeking to culturally manipulate them in order to improve the social, economic, and political ... More


The Origins of Bearing Witness While Black

Allissa V. Richardson

in Bearing Witness While Black: African Americans, Smartphones, and the New Protest #Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190935528
eISBN:
9780190935566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190935528.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 2 traces the genealogy of black witnesses through three overlapping eras of domestic terrorism against African Americans: slavery, lynching, and police brutality. Black storytellers in each ... More


A Dream Seeks a Path

Jill D. Snider

in Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 3 describes Headen’s life in Jersey City, NJ, from 1903 to 1911, a period in which he worked as a Pullman porter and as a dining car waiter for the Erie Railroad. It documents his life as a ... More


Robert Sengstacke Abbott, 1868–1940

Myiti Sengstacke Rice

in Building the Black Metropolis: African American Entrepreneurship in Chicago

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780252041426
eISBN:
9780252050022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041426.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

From its inception the African American press was a major voice in the African American struggle against violence and discrimination. The unquestioned dean of the black press was Robert Abbott, ... More


A Dream Is Deferred

Jill D. Snider

in Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter addresses the political and economic factors that thwarted Headen’s first attempts to follow his ambitions. It discusses his work as a Pullman porter in 1900-1901, and later as a student ... More


Prologue

Troy Jackson

in Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125206
eISBN:
9780813135045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This section provides a narrative of the important influence of Montgomery's civil rights movement on King's career and civil rights leadership. It observes that a closer examination of the ... More


Lucean Arthur Headen: The Making of a Black Inventor and Entrepreneur

Jill D. Snider

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781469654355
eISBN:
9781469654379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469654355.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born in Carthage, North Carolina, Lucean Arthur Headen (1879-1957) grew up amid former slave artisans. Inspired by his grandfather, a wheelwright, and great-uncle, a toolmaker, he dreamed as a child ... More


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