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Against the odds : scholars who challenged racism in the twentieth century

Author: Benjamin P Bowser; Louis Kushnick; Paul Grant
Publisher: Amherst, Mass. : University of Massachusetts Press, 2004.
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"Over the course of the past century the struggle against racism took many forms, from petitions and lawsuits to sit-ins and marches. This book records the testimony of eleven scholar activists who challenged prevailing racial beliefs and practices while engaging in resistance and reform."--Jacket.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin P Bowser; Louis Kushnick; Paul Grant
ISBN: 155849474X 9781558494749
OCLC Number: 56648243
Description: 280 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : moving the race mountain --
1. A world libertarian : John Glover Jackson --
2. Portrait of a liberation scholar : John Henrik Clarke --
3. A lifetime of inquiry : Frank Snowden, Jr. --
4. Writing about African Americans in American history : the career of John Hope Franklin --
5. Studies of the African diaspora : the work and reflections of St. Clair Drake --
6. Blending scholarship with public service : Robert C. Weaver --
7. Pursuing fieldwork in African American communities : some personal reflections of Hylan Lewis --
8. An architect of social change : Kenneth B. Clark --
9. Personal reflections on W.E.B. Du Bois : the person, scholar, and activist / Herbert Aptheker and Fay Aptheker --
10. Vindication in speaking truth to power : Herbert Aptheker --
11. Catching history on the wing : A. Sivanandan as activist, teacher, and rebel / Louis Kushnick and Paul Grant --
Conclusion : of Jim Crow old and new.
Responsibility: edited by Benjamin P. Bowser, Louis Kushnick, Paul Grant.

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