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A city within a city : the Black freedom struggle in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Author: Todd E Robinson
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
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A City within a City examines the civil rights movement in the North by concentrating on the struggles for equality in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Historian Todd Robinson studies the issues surrounding school integration and bureaucratic reforms as well as the role of black youth activism to detail the diversity of black resistance. He focuses on respectability within the African American community as a way of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012014737
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Todd E Robinson
ISBN: 1439909237 9781439909232
OCLC Number: 823040707
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: "Rowing, not drifting" : Black organizational reform before World War II --
Citizens action : managerial racism & reform politics --
The suburban oasis : the origins of segregated space --
The mustache saga : the rise of Black youth protest --
A Black child's burden : busing to achieve racial balance --
Where do we go from here : setting the course for racial reconciliation --
Conclusion : secondary cities & the Black urban experience.
Responsibility: Todd E. Robinson.

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"Focusing on Grand Rapids, Michigan, Robinson reveals how African Americans in this city fought against white racism in housing, education, economy, and other facets of black lives. Diary entries, Read more...

 
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