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Let nobody turn us around : voices of resistance, reform, and renewal : an African American anthology

Manning Marable (Editor), Leith Mullings (Editor)
"One of America's prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African Americans over three centuries. This unique volume captures the struggle and hope persistent in the movement for social justice. The voices of famous activists like Du Bois, Douglass, and Malcolm X, joined by those of laborers, women, and other African American citizens, reveal how the historical record of oppression and resistance coalesced into a national and international movement."--Jacket
Print Book, English, 2000
Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, 2000
xxv, 674 pages ; 25 cm
9780847683451, 9780847699308, 0847683451, 0847699307
Part 1 Foundations - slavery and abolitionism: the interesting nature of the life of Olaudah Equiano, 1789; the founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Richard Allen; David Walker's appeal, 1829-1830; the statement of Nat Turner, 1831; slaves are prohibited to read and write by law, 1831; what if I am a woman?, 1833, Maria W. Stewart; a slave denied the right to marry, 1834; Solomon Northrup describes a New Orleans slave auction, 1841; let your motto be resistance!, 1843, Henry Highland Garnet; arOnt I a woman?, 1851, Sojourner Truth; Frederick Douglass - what to the slave is the Fourth of July, 1852; the spirituals - go down Moses and didn't my Lord deliver Daniel. Part 2 Reconstruction and reaction - the aftermath of slavery and the dawn of segregration, 1861-1915: Frederick Douglass - what the black man wants, 1865; black urban workers during reconstruction; pioneering black feminist, Frances Ellen Watkins; Edward Wilmot Blyden and African diaspora; the national association of coloured women - Mary Church Terell and Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin; Paul Laurence Dunbar - I don't know why the caged bird sings; Booker T. Washington and the politics of accommodation; crusader for justice, Ida B. Wells-Barnett; The Niagra movement, 1905, William Edward Burdghardt Du Bois; The Brownsville affair, 1907. Part 3 From plantation to ghetto - the great migration, Harlem renaissance and world war, 1915-1954: black conflict over World War I; black bolsheviks -Cyril V. Briggs and Claude McKay; Langston Hughes and the Harlem renaissance; the negro woman and the ballot, 1927, Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson; Harlem in the 1920s, James Weldon Johnson; black workers in the Great Depression; the Scottsboro trials, 1930; Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and the fight for black employment in Harlem; black women workers during the Great Depression; southern negro youth conference, 1939; A. Philip Randolph and the negro march on Washington movement, 1941; Paul Robeson - the negro artist looks ahead; the Brown decision and the struggle for school desegregation, Thurgood Marshall.