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Black lives, white lives : three decades of race relations in America

Author: Bob Blauner
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The oral history of 16 blacks and 12 whites who fought for racial change and civil rights.
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
History
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Blauner
ISBN: 0520062612 9780520062610 0520069501 9780520069503
OCLC Number: 18520920
Notes: Interviews with 28 persons.
Description: xii, 347 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: PART ONE: 1968, Surviving the sixties <U+2013> Integration or black power? The great debate <U+2013> The politics of manhood and the Southern black experience <U+2013> My father was from Alabama / Florence Grier <U+2013> Promised land is just like the old plantation / Len Davis <U+2013> I wouldn<U+2019>t want to treat anybody like I<U+2019>ve been treated in Mississippi / Howard Spence <U+2013> Whites on the front lines of racial conflict <U+2013> Stokely Carmichael ain<U+2019>t no better than me / Joe Rypins <U+2013> You break your neck to do something, and they give you a hard time / Gladys Hunt <U+2013> Sometimes you wish you were black / Joan Keres <U+2013> I was the wrong color in my black man<U+2019>s eyes / Virginia Lawrence <U+2013> Four black women and the consciousness of the sixties <U+2013> I<U+2019>m tired of being scared / Florence Grier <U+2013> This is no dream world, baby / Millie Harding <U+2013> Those that came from a different social experience I feared / Vera Brooke <U+2013> Something happened in my childhood I<U+2019>ve never forgotten / Elena Albert <U+2013> White backlash: The fear of a black majority and other nightmares <U+2013> They<U+2019>re afraid the colored people are gonna move in and take over / Maude Wiley <U+2013> The Congo nigger / George Hendrickson <U+2013> We didn<U+2019>t have a great sense of racial awareness / William Singer <U+2013> It<U+2019>s a strong apartheid on the street / Bill Harcliff <U+2013> The whole racial thing makes me burst with sadness / Diane Harcliff <U+2013> Black youth and the ghetto streets <U+2013> White boys, they<U+2019>re always innocent / Richard Simmons <U+2013> I would like to kill a white man, jut to put it on the books / Larry Dillard <U+2013> The marching and demonstrations is stupid / Sarah Williams <U+2013> Denying you the right to be a man / Harold Sampson --
The paradox of working-class racism <U+2013> They<U+2019>ve got the right to have every human dignity that I have / Lawrence Adams <U+2013> If I can help a colored man without hurting myself, I haven<U+2019>t got anything to lose / Jim Corey <U+2013> My oldest daughter married a black man / Dick Cunningham <U+2013> Black workers: New options and old problems <U+2013> The negro don<U+2019>t want to work / Richard Holmes <U+2013> The postal system has become a negro-type job / Len Davis <U+2013> Being a man is being part of the world / Mark Anthony Holder <U+2013> These people had been treating me bad all my life, and I didn<U+2019>t know it / Jim Pettit <U+2013> They call me an instigator / Frank Casey <U+2013> I<U+2019>d come home bitching and yelling / Carleta Reeves <U+2013> This was my means of retaliating / Henry Smith.
Responsibility: [edited by] Bob Blauner.

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Includes interviews that capture 'live' the intense racial tension of 1968 as people talk with unusual candor about their deepest fears and prejudices. This book reveals the paradoxical realities  Read more...

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