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  • Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
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  • 06 December 2018
  • 9780393335323

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read Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights 1919-1950 Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore ´ 3 summary summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore “Remarkable an eye opening book on the freedom struggle that changed the South the nation and the world” Washington Post The civil rights movement that looms over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg the legal and political remnant of a broad raucous deeply American m. It took me ages to read this book but it was worth it It s dense full of very detailed information about the civil rights struggle in the Southern US between 1919 and 1950 It really debunks the myth that the civil rights struggle sprang full blown from the forehead of Martin Luther King What we see instead is decades of patient work some of it exactly the same as the civil disobedience in the 60s Mostly the problem was that it wasn t picked up by the white press Television helped a lot in upping the visibility of this struggle But there was also a gradual softening through the years thanks to many organizers writers journalists lawyers and educators During the WW2 years there was a concerted effort to link Fascism abroad with White Terrorism in the US and it worked The connection was made And of course the US needed African Americans to fight to work in factories and to generally cooperate with the war effort and this gave them some leverage There s so much that I didn t know The book begins with the Communist Party s efforts to organize in the American South in the 20s at a time when the Communist Party was absolutely and actively anti racist It s no wonder that a lot of African Americans signed on Some stuck with it till the end but many were very disillusioned later during the Stalin years when the CP doffed a lot of its idealism I occasionally fell asleep over this book as it dwells a great deal on subtle political infighting The white Southern resistance to democracy involved ongoing machinations which had to be constantly countered The struggle was often a chess game But the characters were the best part of it and I met some fascinating people in these pages The most interesting was Pauli Murray and she figures large in this book I have to go find her autobiography I want to know everything there is to know about her From her beginnings trying but failing to integrate the graduate program at the University of North Carolina to her later years when she was ordained as a minister she consistently fought against all restrictions around race and gender What a shining light she was The Unicorn in the Barn rights movement that looms over the 1950s and 1960s was the tip of an iceberg the legal and political Fetch remnant of a broad Casos De Direito Galáctico E Outros Textos Esquecidos raucous deeply American m. 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read Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights 1919-1950 Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore ´ 3 summary summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore Take Dixie down In a dramatic narrative Glenda Elizabeth Gil deftly shows how the movement unfolded against national and global developments gaining focus and finally arriving at a narrow but effective legal strategy for securing desegregation and political rights 45 illustrations. Such a well written and researched book yet one that fails to live up to it s introduction s arguments that their were radical roots to the long civil rights movement While I appreciate her attempt to drag the civil rights movement out of the 1950s and 1960s her main characters either have little success in their endeavors or they pursued civil rights by unradical means The communists in the first part of the book don t get very far before or less disappearing while the second sections focuses the attempts of Pauli Murray to desegregate the university of North Carolina Chapel Hill by using the courts Gil s research on Murray is fascinating but her obvious love for her subject seems to have led her to overestimate Murray and the radical lefts importance in ending Jim Crow The Weight of Ink rights 45 illustrations. Such a well written and The Unicorn in the Barn researched book yet one that fails to live up to it s introduction s arguments that their were Fetch radical Casos De Direito Galáctico E Outros Textos Esquecidos roots to the long civil Tales of the Unquiet Gods rights movement While I appreciate her attempt to drag the civil Heart Attack rights movement out of the 1950s and 1960s her main characters either have little success in their endeavors or they pursued civil Timekeepers How the World Became Obsessed With Time rights by unradical means The communists in the first part of the book don t get very far before or less disappearing while the second sections focuses the attempts of Pauli Murray to desegregate the university of North Carolina Chapel Hill by using the courts Gil s The Blue Hour research on Murray is fascinating but her obvious love for her subject seems to have led her to overestimate Murray and the SQLアンチパターン radical lefts importance in ending Jim Crow

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read Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights 1919-1950 Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore ´ 3 summary summary ↠ eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore Ovement for social justice that flourished from the 1920s through the 1940s This rich history of that early movement introduces us to a contentious mix of home grown radicals labor activists newspaper editors black workers and intellectuals who employed every strategy imaginable to. I picked up this book randomly when I saw it in the library and it turned out to be a worthwhile read Gil a white female professor from North Carolina surveys the radical roots of civil rights through the efforts of the Communist Party in the South during the 1920s through 1940sGil tells the story by focusing on a few individual black radicals who have been forgotten by history especially Lovett Fort Whiteman and Pauli MurrayWhiteman an extravagant early supporter of the Soviet Union founded some of the first communist organizations for African Americans before being scared out of the country by the feds becoming a darling in the Soviet Union then ultimately winding up in one of Stalin s gulags in Siberia where he workedstarved to deathMurray had luck despite being a transgendered black woman in the South in the 1940s With a bold attitude she attempted to integrate various institutions like the University of North Carolina Law program and although she herself was not successful in these efforts her example paved the way for future victories within the Black Freedom MovementWe also learn uite a bit about Langston Hughes Thurgood Marshall A Philip Randolph Max Yergan and many other heroic characters who fought early and often for euality in the apartheid SouthMore interesting to me though was what I learned about movement strategy for example we explore how the first integrated unions in the South scared the bejesus out of the capitalists or what it meant for the Communist Party to bring the country s attention to the case of the Scottsboro Boys or how the Popular Front strategy of allying with liberals succeeded and failedThe writing is interesting but could be purposeful Defying Dixie focuses probably too much on the Communists and not on other radicals but still this book really clarified for me important stuff like the Depression the South in the 1930s and the early Civil Rights Movement