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The Harlem–Bedford Stuyvesant Uprising of 1964

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

Despite the construction of massive amounts of subsidized housing assigned on a nondiscriminatory basis, the existence of a longstanding and vigorous set of social and political institutions in the ... More


Riot Redux: South Central, 1992

Janet L. Abu-Lughod

in Race, Space, and Riots in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195328752
eISBN:
9780199944057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328752.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter examines the 1992 reuprising in Los Angeles. Although the narratives describing the events of the 1992 riot do not deviate much from those of 1965, current analysts, many of them African ... More


Make Washington Safe for Negro Womanhood The Politics of Police Brutality

Mary-Elizabeth B. Murphy

in Jim Crow Capital: Women and Black Freedom Struggles in Washington, D.C., 1920-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646725
eISBN:
9781469646749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646725.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter chronicles patterns of racialized and gendered interracial police brutality in Washington, D.C. and the efforts of black women and men to end this violence. Between 1928 and 1938 white ... More


We were People of Soul: Gender, Violence, and Black Panther Style in 1970s London

Tanisha C. Ford

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

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how Afro-Caribbean activists in London adapted the raw material of U.S. soul style to combat racial discrimination and sexism in England. Members of the Black Panther Movement ... More


Occupied Territory: Reform and Racialization

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter five focuses on the years from 1960 to 1967, aligning with the tenure of Chicago Police Department Superintendent Orlando Wilson. Hired in the wake of a massive scandal within the police ... More


Making Wanga: Reality Constructions and the Magical Manipulation of Power

Karen McCarthy Brown

in Religion and Healing in America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167962
eISBN:
9780199850150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167962.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The demonstration for Abner Louima in 1997 in New York City marked a new stage in the growing involvement of Haitians in local politics. Many protest signs blamed Mayor Rudolph Giuliani for what ... More


Do You Consider Revolution to Be a Crime?: Fighting for Police Reform

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The final chapter documents the wide range of Black-led activist efforts to reform the police at the end of the 1960s and in the early 1970s. The launching point is the assassination of Fred Hampton, ... More


Brutes and Bludgeoners: The Police

Chris Millington

in Fighting for France: Violence in Interwar French Politics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780197266274
eISBN:
9780191869204
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266274.003.0004
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter analyses the behaviour of the police during violent confrontations. The democratic Third Republic strove to control the behaviour of the forces of order, hoping to inculcate a respect ... More


Making Civil Rights Gains Real

Tracy E. K’Meyer

in Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides an in-depth study of the living conditions and attitudes about race relations of white and black residents of Louisville, conducted by Roper Research Associates. It notes that ... More


Moral Outrage: Postwar Protest against Police Violence and Sexual Assault

Laurie B. Green

in Battling the Plantation Mentality: Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807831069
eISBN:
9781469604534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807888872_green.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines the black community's moral outrage against police brutality involving sexual assaults in postwar Memphis and its major ramifications for the politics of racial justice. It ... More


“The Iron Hand of Justice”

Jeffrey S. Adler

in Murder in New Orleans: The Creation of Jim Crow Policing

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226643311
eISBN:
9780226643458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643458.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter charts a dramatic transformation in the city’s criminal justice system. While homicide rates fell, especially among African American New Orleanians, convictions rates skyrocketed for ... More


Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Simon Balto

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

In July 1919, an explosive race riot forever changed Chicago. For years, black southerners had been leaving the South as part of the Great Migration. Their arrival in Chicago drew the ire and scorn ... More


Street Tapes: The People’s History of Unjustified Police Force

Angela J. Aguayo

in Documentary Resistance: Social Change and Participatory Media

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190676216
eISBN:
9780190676254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676216.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The proliferation of screen media and the saturation of everyday life with digital culture led to dramatic shifts in public communication, challenging our sense of what it means to be a citizen in ... More


The Newark Police Department’s Great Society

Mark Krasovic

in The Newark Frontier: Community Action in the Great Society

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226352794
eISBN:
9780226352824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226352824.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter tells the story of how the Great Society’s vision of community action intersected with the Newark Police Department. It provides a historical sketch of the history of police reform in ... More


Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality

Sandra Hines

in Why Detroit Matters: Decline, Renewal and Hope in a Divided City

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327868
eISBN:
9781447327882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327868.003.0019
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

In this interview chapter, Sandra Hines, President of the Detroit Coalition Against Police Brutality, discusses the origins of the Coalition, the role that it has played in reducing police brutality ... More


Cops, Schools, and Communism: Local Politics and Global Ideologies—New York City in the 1950s

Clarence Taylor

in Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232895
eISBN:
9780823240876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232895.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1952, Ella Baker was elected president of the large New York City NAACP branch, becoming its first woman president. During 1952 and 1953, under Ella Baker's leadership, the New York City NAACP ... More


Negro Distrust of the Police Increased: Migration, Prohibition, and Regime-Building in the 1 920s

Simon Balto

in Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469649597
eISBN:
9781469649610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469649597.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The first chapter opens with scenes from Chicago’s Red Summer race riot in July of 1919. It explores the cascade of white violence that characterized the riot, as well as the armed self-defense that ... More


Not Just a World Problem: Segregation, Police Brutality, and New Negro Politics in New York City

Shannon King

in Escape from New York: The New Negro Renaissance beyond Harlem

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677382
eISBN:
9781452947877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677382.003.0017
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines racism, segregation, and police brutality that engulfed New York City at the height of the New Negro era. It argues that black self-protection activity in Harlem operated as a ... More


Murder in New Orleans: The Creation of Jim Crow Policing

Jeffrey S. Adler

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226643311
eISBN:
9780226643458
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226643458.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Murder in New Orleans explores violence, race, and criminal justice in New Orleans from 1920 to 1945. It analyzes changing patterns of murder, charting the impact of the Roaring Twenties, the Great ... More


“Margie’s Day”: Youth, Race, and Uprisings in Wartime Harlem

Carl Suddler

in Presumed Criminal: Black Youth and the Justice System in Postwar New York

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781479847624
eISBN:
9781479812691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847624.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Harlem’s home front during World War II, centered on the 1943 uprising and its lasting impact on police-community relations. The 1943 Harlem uprising joined a series of revolts ... More


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