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Black Marxism

Minkah Makalani

in Black Intellectual Thought in Modern America: A Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813657
eISBN:
9781496813695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813657.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the radical, and often hidden, role of African American Marxists. It seeks to correct an intellectual and political myopia that either ignores black Marxists or sees them simply ... More


Negroes Ain’ Black—But Red!: Black Communists and the Culture of Opposition

Robin D. G. Kelley

in Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625485
eISBN:
9781469625508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625485.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how the meshing of the African-American culture of opposition and a Stalinist version of Marxism-Leninism contributed to the growth and survival of the Communist Party in ... More


In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939

Minkah Makalani

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835043
eISBN:
9781469602516
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869161_makalani
Subject:
History, African-American History

This intellectual history reveals how early twentieth-century black radicals organized an international movement centered on ending racial oppression, colonialism, class exploitation, and global ... More


Introduction

Minkah Makalani

in In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835043
eISBN:
9781469602516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869161_makalani.5
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book begins with the story of how black radical lawyer William Patterson boarded a train from Moscow to Frankfurt, Germany, to attend the Second International Congress against Imperialism. ... More


An Incessant Struggle against White Supremacy: Anticolonial Struggles and Black International Connections

Minkah Makalani

in In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835043
eISBN:
9781469602516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869161_makalani.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes how black radicals found themselves without a viable organization by 1927. They had hoped that the ANLC would enable them to establish ties to other diasporic liberation ... 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 Abeng Newspaper and the Radical Politics of Postcolonial Blackness

Anthony Bogues

in Black Power in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813049090
eISBN:
9780813046693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049090.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the Abeng newspaper in Jamaica as part of a radical political moment in the history of post-independence Jamaica. It sets the emergence of Abeng and the Jamaican Black Power ... More


An Outcast Here as Outside: Nationality, Class, and Building Racial Unity

Minkah Makalani

in In the Cause of Freedom: Radical Black Internationalism from Harlem to London, 1917-1939

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835043
eISBN:
9781469602516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869161_makalani.9
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter shows how black radicals considered the idea of a World Negro Congress disastrous. While European Communists could accept, if begrudgingly, the idea of national liberation fostering ... More


From Freedom to Freedomways: Black Women Radicals and the Black Freedom Movement in the 1960s and 1970s

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/9780814732366.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter traces the extension of black women radicals' activism and political vision beyond the 1950s. It outlines the key strategies that allowed many of them to continue their work for such a ... More


An Incessant Struggle against White Supremacy: The International Congress against Imperialism and the International Circuits of Black Radicalism

Minkah Makalani

in Outside In: The Transnational Circuitry of US History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190459840
eISBN:
9780190459888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190459840.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, American History: 19th Century

Between 1927 and 1930, African diaspora radicals, based in the United States, the Caribbean, and elsewhere, came together to mount radical and transnational challenges to colonialism, imperialism, ... More


Introduction

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/9780814732366.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, namely to document a network of black women leftists who became politicized in the 1930s and 1940s, and defiantly maintained communist ... More


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


Race and Gender at Work: From the Labor Journalism of Marvel Cooke to Vicki Garvin and the National Negro Labor Council, 1935–1956

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/9780814732366.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Drawing on the work and writings of Marvel Cooke and Vicki Garvin, this chapter explores how black women analyzed—and resisted—the dual impact of gender and race discrimination in the labor market ... 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


The World beyond the Campus

Sekou M. Franklin

in After the Rebellion: Black Youth, Social Movement Activism, and the Post-Civil Rights Generation

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814789384
eISBN:
9780814760611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814789384.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter describes the role of youth-based activism by highlighting the origins, development, and collapse of the Southern Negro Youth Congress (SNYC), and its interaction with a diverse movement ... More


Letters of the Law: Race and the Fantasy of Colorblindness in American Law

Sora Y. Han

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780804789110
eISBN:
9780804795012
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789110.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This book offers original readings of the ideal of colorblindness in canonical cases to the critical study of race and law. It does this by deconstructing and tracing colorblindness as a fantasmatic ... More


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

Sohail Daulatzai

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675852
eISBN:
9781452947600
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675852.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

“The same rebellion, the same impatience, the same anger that exists in the hearts of the dark people in Africa and Asia,” Malcolm X declared in a 1962 speech, “is existing in the hearts and minds of ... More


Eating Nat Turner

Vincent Woodard

in The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the black radical movement of the 1960s to further illuminate the myriad social, spiritual, political, and moral implications of white hunger for and consumption of the black ... More


Reframing Civil Rights Activism during the Cold War: The Rosa Lee Ingram Case, 1948–1959

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/9780814732366.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the political strategies and organizing that shaped black women radicals' activism in the celebrated fight to free Rosa Lee Ingram, a black woman convicted, along with two of ... 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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