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The Black Campus Movement

The Black Campus Movement

Black Students and the Racial Reconstitution of Higher Education, 1965–1972

  • Author: I. Rogers
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137016507
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 235
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This book provides the first national study of this intense and challenging struggle which disrupted and refashioned institutions in almost every state. It also illuminates the context for one of the most transformative educational movements in American history through a history of black higher education and black student activism before 1965.

Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement

  • Author: Yohuru Williams
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135980616
  • Category: History
  • Page: 142
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The African American struggle for civil rights in the twentieth century is one of the most important stories in American history. With all the information available, however, it is easy for even the most enthusiastic reader to be overwhelmed. In Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement, Yohuru Williams has synthesized the complex history of this period into a clear and compelling narrative. Considering both the Civil Rights and Black Power movements as distinct but overlapping elements of the Black Freedom struggle, Williams looks at the impact of the struggle for Black civil rights on housing, transportation, education, labor, voting rights, culture, and more, and places the activism of the 1950s and 60s within the context of a much longer tradition reaching from Reconstruction to the present day. Exploring the different strands within the movement, key figures and leaders, and its ongoing legacy, Rethinking the Black Freedom Movement is the perfect introduction for anyone seeking to understand the struggle for Black civil rights in America.

Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010

Ronald W. Walters and the Fight for Black Power, 1969-2010

  • Author: Robert C. Smith
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 1438468687
  • Category:
  • Page: 354
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Combines history and biography to interpret the last half century of black politics in America as represented in the life and work of a pivotal African American public intellectual. From his leadership of the first modern lunch counter sit-ins at age twenty to his work on African American reparations at the time of his death at age seventy-two, Ronald W. Walters (1938–2010) was at the cutting edge of African American politics. A preeminent scholar, activist, and media commentator, he was founding chair of the Black Studies Department at Brandeis, where he shaped the epistemological parameters of the new discipline. Walters was an early strategist of congressional black power and a longtime advocate of a black presidential candidacy. His writings on the politics of race in America both predicted the constraints on President Obama in advancing African American interests and anticipated the emergence of the white nationalism found in the Tea Party and Donald Trump insurgency. In this fascinating book, Robert C. Smith combines history and biography to offer an overview of the last half century of black politics in America through the lens of the life and work of the man often described as the W. E. B. Du Bois of his time. “This book makes an invaluable contribution to our understanding of one of the most pivotal scholarly voices in global black politics of the twentieth century. Smith has done an excellent job capturing the personality, history, and the interpersonal affections and loyalties of this extraordinary man.” — Todd C. Shaw, author of Now Is the Time! Detroit Black Politics and Grassroots Activism “Organizing Ron’s biography around the evolution of the black struggle is a really great and appropriate idea; the struggle and Ron were one.” — Mack H. Jones, author of Knowledge, Power, and Black Politics: Collected Essays

The Black Revolution on Campus

The Black Revolution on Campus

  • Author: Martha Biondi
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • ISBN: 0520282183
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 368
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The Black Revolution on Campus is the definitive account of an extraordinary but forgotten chapter of the black freedom struggle. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Black students organized hundreds of protests that sparked a period of crackdown, negotiation, and reform that profoundly transformed college life. At stake was the very mission of higher education. Black students demanded that public universities serve their communities; that private universities rethink the mission of elite education; and that black colleges embrace self-determination and resist the threat of integration. Most crucially, black students demanded a role in the definition of scholarly knowledge. Martha Biondi masterfully combines impressive research with a wealth of interviews from participants to tell the story of how students turned the slogan “black power” into a social movement. Vividly demonstrating the critical linkage between the student movement and changes in university culture, Biondi illustrates how victories in establishing Black Studies ultimately produced important intellectual innovations that have had a lasting impact on academic research and university curricula over the past 40 years. This book makes a major contribution to the current debate on Ethnic Studies, access to higher education, and opportunity for all.

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

The Black Power Movement and American Social Work

  • Author: Joyce M. Bell
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231538014
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 348
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The Black Power movement has often been portrayed in history and popular culture as the quintessential "bad boy" of modern black movement-making in America. Yet this impression misses the full extent of Black Power's contributions to U.S. society, especially in regard to black professionals in social work. Relying on extensive archival research and oral history interviews, Joyce M. Bell follows two groups of black social workers in the 1960s and 1970s as they mobilized Black Power ideas, strategies, and tactics to change their national professional associations. Comparing black dissenters within the National Federation of Settlements (NFS), who fought for concessions from within their organization, and those within the National Conference on Social Welfare (NCSW), who ultimately adopted a separatist strategy, she shows how the Black Power influence was central to the creation and rise of black professional associations. She also provides a nuanced approach to studying race-based movements and offers a framework for understanding the role of social movements in shaping the non-state organizations of civil society.

Philosophy of African American Studies

Philosophy of African American Studies

Nothing Left of Blackness

  • Author: Stephen C. Ferguson II
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1137549971
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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What should be the philosophical basis for African American Studies? In this groundbreaking book, Stephen C. Ferguson addresses a seminal question often ignored. Philosophy and African American Studies explores philosophical issues and problems in their relationship to Black Studies. He shows that philosophy is not a sterile intellectual pursuit, but a critical tool in gaining knowledge about the Black experience. Cultural idealism in various forms has become enormously influential as a framework for Black Studies. Ferguson takes on the task of demonstrating how a Marxist philosophical perspective offers a productive and fruitful way of overcoming the limitations of idealism. Focusing on the hugely popular Afrocentric school of thought, Ferguson's engaging discussion shows that the foundational arguments of cultural idealism are based on a series of analytical and historical misapprehensions. In turn, he argues for the centrality of the Black working class – both men and women – to Black Studies.

Black Power on Campus

Black Power on Campus

The University of Illinois, 1965-75

  • Author: Joy Ann Williamson
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • ISBN: 9780252028298
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 192
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Joy Williamson charts the evolution of Black consciousness on predominately white American campuses during the critical period between the mid-sixties and mid-seventies, with the Black student movement at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) serving as an illuminating microcosm of similar movements across the country. As Williamson shows, increased university admission rates in the late 1960s did not lead to increased acceptance for Black students. In response to institutional apathy, or even hostility, Black students advocated Black unity, celebrated Black culture, and employed aggressive tactics to initiate a period of institutional reform during one of American higher education's most tempestuous eras. Williamson examines the creation of such groups as the Black Students Association at UIUC and looks at the effect the activities of such groups had on the wider student body, on academic administrators, and on university policies. Drawing on student publications of the late 1960s and early 1970s, as well as interviews with former administrators, faculty, and student activists, Williamson discusses the emergence of Black Power ideology, what constitutes "Blackness," and notions of self-advancement versus racial solidarity. Promoting an organic understanding of social protest and assessing the impact of Black student activism on an American campus, Black Power on Campus is an important contribution to the broader literature on African American liberation movements, the role of Black youth in protest movements, and the reform of American higher education.

The Black Student Protest Movement at Rutgers

The Black Student Protest Movement at Rutgers

  • Author: Richard Patrick McCormick
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 9780813515755
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 155
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Cinema Civil Rights

Cinema Civil Rights

Regulation, Repression, and Race in the Classical Hollywood Era

  • Author: Ellen C. Scott
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN: 0813572924
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 268
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From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the “N-word.” This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights groups and loss of revenue from African American filmgoers. Cinema Civil Rights presents the untold history of how Black audiences, activists, and lobbyists influenced the representation of race in Hollywood in the decades before the 1960s civil rights era. Employing a nuanced analysis of power, Ellen C. Scott reveals how these representations were shaped by a complex set of negotiations between various individuals and organizations. Rather than simply recounting the perspective of film studios, she calls our attention to a variety of other influential institutions, from protest groups to state censorship boards. Scott demonstrates not only how civil rights debates helped shaped the movies, but also how the movies themselves provided a vital public forum for addressing taboo subjects like interracial sexuality, segregation, and lynching. Emotionally gripping, theoretically sophisticated, and meticulously researched, Cinema Civil Rights presents us with an in-depth look at the film industry’s role in both articulating and censoring the national conversation on race.

Gebrandmarkt

Gebrandmarkt

Die wahre Geschichte des Rassismus in Amerika

  • Author: Ibram X. Kendi
  • Publisher: C.H.Beck
  • ISBN: 3406712312
  • Category: History
  • Page: 604
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Wenn Sie Amerikaner sind und schwarz, dann ist ihre Chance, von der Polizei erschossen zu werden, höher als wenn sie weiß sind. 21-mal höher. Obwohl die USA sich rühmen, ein post-rassistisches Land zu sein und sogar einen farbigen Präsidenten gewählt haben, sitzt der Rassismus tief. Dieses zornige Buch ist die Geschichte einer nationalen Schande – so intensiv, dass es weh tut. In einer rasanten Tour de Force erzählt der junge amerikanische Historiker Ibram X. Kendi die wahre Geschichte des Rassismus in Amerika – von den Puritanern bis zu Black Lives Matter. Er zeigt, dass der Rassismus nicht nur aus den trüben Quellen von Ignoranz und Hass aufsteigt, sondern von Anfang an dazu diente, Diskriminierung zu rechtfertigen und plausibel zu machen. Sein Buch führt uns durch eine erschreckende Geschichte voller Gewalt, Dummheit und Arroganz. Die Vorstellung, dass Schwarze minderwertig sind und selber schuld an ihrer schlechten Lage, hat sich so tief in die kulturelle DNA der Vereinigten Staaten eingeschrieben, dass der Rassismus bis heute allgegenwärtig ist – das ist die bittere Bilanz dieses brillanten Buches.

The Dream Is Freedom

The Dream Is Freedom

Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith

  • Author: Sarah Azaransky
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780199838363
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 176
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Pauli Murray (1910-1985) was a poet, lawyer, activist, and priest, as well as a significant figure in the civil rights and women's movements. Throughout her careers and activism, Murray espoused faith in an American democracy that is partially present and yet to come. In the 1940s Murray was in the vanguard of black activists to use nonviolent direct action. A decade before the Montgomery bus boycott, Murray organized sit-ins of segregated restaurants in Washington DC and was arrested for sitting in the front section of a bus in Virginia. Murray pioneered the category Jane Crow to describe discrimination she experienced as a result of racism and sexism. She used Jane Crow in the 1960s to expand equal protection provisions for African American women. A co-founder of the National Organization of Women, Murray insisted on the interrelation of all human rights. Her professional and personal relationships included major figures in the ongoing struggle for civil rights for all Americans, including Thurgood Marshall and Eleanor Roosevelt. In seminary in the 1970s, Murray developed a black feminist critique of emerging black male and white feminist theologies. After becoming the first African American woman Episcopal priest in 1977, Murray emphasized the particularity of African American women's experiences, while proclaiming a universal message of salvation. The Dream Is Freedom examines Murray's substantial body of published writings as well personal letters, journals, and unpublished manuscripts. Azaransky traces the development of Murray's thought over fifty years, ranging from Murray's theologically rich democratic criticism of the 1930s to her democratically inflected sermons of the 1980s. Pauli Murray was an innovative democratic thinker, who addressed how Americans can recognize differences, signaled the role of history and memory in shaping democratic character, and called for strategic coalition building to make more justice available for more Americans.

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen

  • Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 3959676433
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Phoebe

Phoebe

An Interdisciplinary Journal of Feminist Scholarship, Theory, and Aesthetics

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Feminism
  • Page: N.A
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The Black Arts Movement

The Black Arts Movement

Literary Nationalism in the 1960s and 1970s

  • Author: James Smethurst
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9780807876503
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 488
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Emerging from a matrix of Old Left, black nationalist, and bohemian ideologies and institutions, African American artists and intellectuals in the 1960s coalesced to form the Black Arts Movement, the cultural wing of the Black Power Movement. In this comprehensive analysis, James Smethurst examines the formation of the Black Arts Movement and demonstrates how it deeply influenced the production and reception of literature and art in the United States through its negotiations of the ideological climate of the Cold War, decolonization, and the civil rights movement. Taking a regional approach, Smethurst examines local expressions of the nascent Black Arts Movement, a movement distinctive in its geographical reach and diversity, while always keeping the frame of the larger movement in view. The Black Arts Movement, he argues, fundamentally changed American attitudes about the relationship between popular culture and "high" art and dramatically transformed the landscape of public funding for the arts.

African American Studies

African American Studies

  • Author: Jeanette R Davidson
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748686975
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 328
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This book presents the diverse, expansive nature of African American Studies and its characteristic interdisciplinarity. It is intended for use with undergraduate/ beginning graduate students in African American Studies, American Studies and Ethnic Studie

Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995

Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995

  • Author: Julius E. Thompson
  • Publisher: McFarland
  • ISBN: 9780786422647
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
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In 1965 Dudley F. Randall founded the Broadside Press, a company devoted to publishing, distributing and promoting the works of black poets and writers. In so doing, he became a major player in the civil rights movement. Hundreds of black writers were given an outlet for their work and for their calls for equality and black identity. Though Broadside was established on a minimal budget, Randall's unique skills made the press successful. He was trained as a librarian and had spent decades studying and writing poetry; most importantly, Randall was totally committed to the advancement of black literature. The famous and relatively unknown sought out Broadside, including such writers as Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Mae Jackson, Lance Jeffers, Etheridge Knight, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde and Sterling D. Plumpp. His story is one of battling to promote black identity and equality through literature, and thus lifting the cultural lives of all Americans.

SOS-Calling All Black People

SOS-Calling All Black People

A Black Arts Movement Reader

  • Author: John H. Bracey,Sonia Sanchez,James Smethurst
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781625340313
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 666
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A major anthology of readings from the Black Arts Movement