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Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Gerald Horne

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

A leading African American Communist, lawyer William L. Patterson (1891–1980) was instrumental in laying the groundwork for the defeat of Jim Crow by virtue of his leadership of the Scottsboro ... More


“I Dream a World”: Occupied Haiti and African Americans

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Borrowing its title from Langston Hughes’s aria, “I Dream a World” illustrates how black intellectuals like Langston Hughes employed Haiti as a vehicle for further mobilizing an active interwar civil ... More


The World Confronts Jim Crow

Gerald Horne

in Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the Scottsboro case was profoundly important not least because it was seized upon by the Communist party and its global network of activists to highlight Jim Crow. This ... More


The Demand for Justice Will Not Be a Cause Furthered Only by Radicals: Scottsboro, Alabama

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter follows Jonathan Daniels to Scottsboro, Alabama, and provides a concise account of the arrest, convictions, and eventual release of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African American youths who ... More


The Identification of America and its Fascist Enemy

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

in The American Left: Its Impact on Politics and Society since 1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748668878
eISBN:
9780748695218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748668878.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Socialists were prominently involved in the “Harlem Renaissance”, a cultural flowering that re-defined America to be inclusive of black citizens. The Communist Party took the lead in fighting racism. ... More


The Scottsboro Case and World War II America: Poetic Anger

W. Jason Miller

in Langston Hughes and American Lynching Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035338
eISBN:
9780813038704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035338.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The chapter discusses the Scottsboro case of 1931 and the continued failure to pass antilynching laws in the United States throughout the 1940s. It puts on view Hughes's fury against the practice of ... More


The Road to Revolution

Gerald Horne

in Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a biography of Patterson and looks at his road to revolution. By 1923, Patterson became a named partner in what became New York City's leading Negro law firm, Dyett, Hall, and ... More


Scottsboro—and Collapse

Gerald Horne

in Black Revolutionary: William Patterson and the Globalization of the African American Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037924
eISBN:
9780252095184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037924.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the Scottsboro campaign. Buoyed by massive global support, the Scottsboro campaign took black America and then the nation by storm. Patterson asserted accurately in early 1934 ... More


A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Harry Haywood

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Mustering out of the U.S. army in 1919, Harry Haywood stepped into a battle that was to last the rest of his life. Within months, he found himself in the middle of one of the bloodiest race riots in ... More


Sharecroppers with Guns: Organizing the Black Belt

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his work with the Sharecroppers Union to mobilize poor farmers in the deep, Black Belt South during the early 1930s. In the spring of 1933, Haywood ... More


Return to the Home Front: White Chauvinism under Fire

Harry Haywood and Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in A Black Communist in the Freedom Struggle: The Life of Harry Haywood

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679058
eISBN:
9781452947686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679058.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

In this chapter, Harry Haywood reflects on his role in the Blacks’ fight against white chauvinism in the United States. Haywood arrived in New York in early November 1930, four and a half years after ... More


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