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An unseen light : black struggles for freedom in Memphis, Tennessee

Author: Aram Goudsouzian; Charles Wesley McKinney
Publisher: Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2018]
Series: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 'An Unseen Light', eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis's role in African American history during the twentieth century. The city was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement on April 4, 1968, when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel. But the essays in this work broaden the scholarly understanding of the black freedom struggle in Memphis.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Unseen light.
Lexington, Kentucky : The University Press of Kentucky, [2018]
(DLC) 2017058296
(OCoLC)1001457104
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Aram Goudsouzian; Charles Wesley McKinney
ISBN: 9780813175539 0813175534
OCLC Number: 1024312333
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: "In the hands of the Lord": migrants and community politics in the late nineteenth century / Brian D. Page --
"The saving of black America's body and white America's soul": the lynching of Ell Persons and the rise of black activism in Memphis / Darius Young --
Equal power: Bishop Charles H. Mason and the National Tabernacle fire / Elton H. Weaver III --
"There will be no discrimination": race, power, and the Memphis flood of 1937 / David Welky --
Taylor-made: envisioning black Memphis at midcentury / Beverly Greene Bond --
"We'll have no race trouble here": racial politics and Memphis's reign of terror / Jason Jordan --
Power and protection: gender and black working-class protest narratives, 1940-1948 / Laurie B. Green --
Black Memphians and new frontiers: the Shelby County Democratic Club, the Kennedy administration, and the quest for black political power, 1959-1964 / Elizabeth Gritter --
"Since I was a citizen, I had the right to attend the library": the key role of the public library in the civil rights movement in Memphis / Steven A. Knowlton --
"You pay one hell of a price to be black": Rufus Thomas and the racial politics of Memphis music / Charles Hughes --
"If the march cannot be here, then where?": Memphis and the Meredith March / Aram Goudsouzian --
Nonviolence, black power, and the surveillance state in Memphis's war on poverty / Anthony C. Siracusa --
Beyond 1968: the 1969 Black Monday protest in Memphis / James Conway --
Beauty and the black student revolt: black student activism at Memphis State and the politics of campus "beauty spaces" / Shirletta Kinchen --
After Stax: race, sound, and neighborhood revitalization / Zandria F. Robinson --
Black workers matter: the continuing search for racial and economic equality in Memphis / Michael Honey.
Series Title: Civil rights and the struggle for Black equality in the twentieth century.
Responsibility: edited by Aram Goudsouzian and Charles W. McKinney Jr.

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During the second half of the nineteenth century, Memphis, Tennessee, had the largest metropolitan population of African Americans in the Mid-South region and served as a political hub for civic  Read more...

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