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Bloody Lowndes : civil rights and Black power in Alabama's Black Belt

Author: Hasan Kwame Jeffries
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
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A history of a crucial moment in America's Civil Rights movement.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hasan Kwame Jeffries
ISBN: 9780814743058 0814743056 9780814743317 0814743315
OCLC Number: 276816664
Description: xx, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Conditions unfavorable to the rise of the Negro : the pursuit of freedom rights before the civil rights era --
I didn't come here to knock : the making of a grassroots social movement --
We ain't going to shed a tear for Jon : school desegregation, White resistance, and the African American response --
I'm going to try to take some of the freedom here back home : the federal government and the fight for freedom rights --
We gonna show Alabama just how bad we are : the birth of the original Black Panther Party and the development of freedom politics --
Tax the rich to feed the poor : Black power and the election of 1966 --
Now is the time for work to begin : Black politics in the post-civil rights era --
Epilogue: That black dirt gets in your soul : the fight for freedom rights in the days ahead.
Responsibility: Hasan Kwame Jeffries.

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"An extensively researched, well-written, and extremely important book that will make a tremendous contribution to the historiography of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements."-Emilye Read more...

 
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