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James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This collective biography of James and Esther Cooper Jackson argues that, in the face of major political transformations, activists responded to new political contexts and drew on their own personal ... More


Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Laurie B. Green

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green
Subject:
History, African-American History

African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel. This book argues that no single ... More


Jane Crow (1960s)

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199744817
eISBN:
9780199897308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744817.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter describes landmark legal arguments Murray made about equal protection in the 1960s. Using the category of “Jane Crow,” she demanded that the law be responsive to the synthetic nature of ... More


Introduction: Love and Activism

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

in James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

James and Esther Cooper Jackson’s marriage, commitment to communism, and devotion to the black freedom movement evolved over the course of the twentieth century. Their experiences were shaped by ... More


Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

D'Weston Haywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643397
eISBN:
9781469643410
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book conducts a close, gendered reading of the modern black press to reinterpret it as a crucial tool of black men’s leadership, public voice, public image, gender and identity formation, and a ... More


Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Monica M. White

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643694
eISBN:
9781469643717
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643694.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In the late 1960s, internationally renowned activist Fannie Lou Hamer purchased forty acres of land in the Mississippi Delta, launching the Freedom Farms Cooperative (FFC). A community-based rural ... More


Emancipation and Antiparty Nationalism in the 1864 Election Campaign

Adam I. P. Smith

in No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195188653
eISBN:
9780199868346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188653.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the 1864 election campaign. Rallying support in the name of the nation and the “loyal, earnest, patriotic” public was the means by which an increasingly divisive war could be ... More


Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Tanisha Ford

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores how and why black women in places as far-flung as New York City, Atlanta, London, and Johannesburg incorporated style and beauty culture into their activism. From the civil rights ... More


Racial Iconography: Freedom and Black Citizenship in the Antebellum North

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines Black visibility in public culture and how picturing freedom works as a means of conceptualizing nationhood. It considers the treatment of Black freedom in the Black press and ... More


Introduction: Parlor Fantasies, Parlor Nightmares

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book explores how Black people appearing in early daguerreotypes reimagined and reconstructed Black visuality removed from the cultural logics of slavery. It explains how the daguerreotype ... More


Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

Simon Henderson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141541
eISBN:
9780813142586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141541.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book challenges the popular perception that sport has provided an arena in which African-Americans have been able to advance the aims of the civil rights struggle by excelling as athletes. ... 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


“Look! A Negress”: Public Women, Private Horrors, and the White Ontology of the Gaze

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how White viewers retreated to their parlors and used caricature to retool White dominion over the visual in response to street encounters with free Blacks, including Black ... More


The Wilmington Ten: Violence, Injustice, and the Rise of Black Politics in the 1970s

Kenneth Robert Janken

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469624839
eISBN:
9781469624853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624839.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The case of the Wilmington Ten is one of the most egregious instances of injustice and political repression from the post-World War II Black Freedom Struggle. In February 1971, racial tension ... More


Freedom for Women: Forging the Women's Liberation Movement, 1953-1970

Carol Giardina

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034560
eISBN:
9780813039329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034560.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In this first-hand history of the contemporary Women's Liberation Movement (WLM), the book argues against the prevalent belief that the movement grew out of frustrations over the male chauvinism ... More


“A Peculiarly ‘Ocular’ Institution”

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the visual underpinnings of chattel slavery in order to contextualize the cultural crisis represented by free Blacks at the end of the eighteenth century. It considers how ... More


Racing the Transatlantic Parlor: Blackness at Home and Abroad

Jasmine Nichole Cobb

in Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817221
eISBN:
9781479830619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817221.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the transatlantic utility of Black freedom in internationally circulating representations. Drawing upon the transatlantic parlor as a metaphor of inter/national belonging and a ... More


The Explosion in Watts: The Second Reconstruction and the Cold War Roots of the Carceral State

Jordan T. Camp

in Incarcerating the Crisis: Freedom Struggles and the Rise of the Neoliberal State

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520281813
eISBN:
9780520957688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281813.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines the relationships between the freedom movement, the Watts insurrection, and the formation of the carceral-security apparatus during the Cold War. The counterinsurgency against ... More


Three Emancipations: Manderlay

Elisabeth R. Anker

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter argues that Manderlay (2005) challenges the interpretation of emancipation as the founding moment that propelled US racial progress from slavery to freedom. The film asks an important ... More


“Looking the Devil in the Eye”: Race Relations and the Civil Rights Movement in Claiborne County History and Memory

Emilye Crosby

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0012
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines history and memory in the context of race relations and the civil rights movement in Mississippi. Focusing on the black freedom struggle in Claiborne County, it considers ... More


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