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A Different Day: African American Struggles for Justice in Rural Louisiana, 1900-1970

de Jong, Greta

Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press, 2002
ISBN 10: 0807853798 / ISBN 13: 9780807853795
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Titel: A Different Day: African American Struggles ...

Verlag: The University of North Carolina Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 2002

Einband: Soft cover

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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: De Jong explores the numerous, often-subtle methods African Americans used to resist oppression within the confines of the Jim Crow system. Such everyday forms of resistance included developing strategies for educating black children, creating strong community institutions, and fighting back against white violence. De Jong illuminates the connections between the informal strategies of resistance that black people pursued in the early twentieth century and the mass protests that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0807853798

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Inhaltsangabe: Examining African Americans' struggles for freedom and justice in rural Louisiana during the Jim Crow and civil rights eras, Greta de Jong illuminates the connections between the informal strategies of resistance that black people pursued in the early twentieth century and the mass protests that emerged in the 1950s and 1960s. Using evidence drawn from oral histories and a wide range of other sources, she demonstrates that rural African Americans were politically aware and active long before civil rights organizers arrived in the region in the 1960s to encourage voter registration and demonstrations against segregation.

De Jong explores the numerous, often-subtle methods African Americans used to resist oppression within the confines of the Jim Crow system. Such everyday forms of resistance included developing strategies for educating black children, creating strong community institutions, and fighting back against white violence. In the wake of the economic changes that swept the South during and after World War II, these activities became more open and organized, culminating in voter registration drives and other protests conducted in cooperation with civil rights workers.

Deeply researched and accessibly written, A Different Day spotlights the ordinary heroes of the freedom struggle and offers a new perspective on black activism throughout the twentieth century.

Inhaltsangabe: "A useful addition to studies of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s. . . . De Jong sets the achievements of that struggle in the perspective of a much longer and larger protest tradition not often studied. . . . [The book] focuses on the experiences of civil rights workers in rural areas, while many other studies focus on urban areas."-- Choice

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