Challenging U.S. Apartheid: Atlanta and Black Struggles for Human Rights, 1960 197

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Juli 2006



A history of black politics and activism in Atlanta, GA.


Winston A. Grady-Willis is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Syracuse University.


"Through an examination of black women engaged in both property and violent crime in the context of political, social, and economic disfranchisement, Kali N. Gross has produced a riveting narrative that reveals the ways in which criminal acts and courtroom and prison behavior were also expressive acts. She not only contributes profoundly to our understanding of black working-class and poor women in and around turn-of-the century Philadelphia, but she resists the tendency to romanticize these women as 'primitive rebels.' The work is truly pathbreaking." Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination Challenging U.S. Apartheid is a brilliant and provocative contribution to our understanding of the Black freedom movement in Atlanta in the 1960s and 1970s. While Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy has long dominated our understanding of the movement in Atlanta, Winston A. Grady-Willis forces us to look again with a wider lens and a new set of sensibilities. With insight and eloquence he demonstrates the pivotal role of women and Atlanta's Black working class in the fight for racial and economic justice and self-determination. He does not simply give a polite nod to issues of gender and class. Rather, these modes of analysis take center stage in his thinking and in his work. Grady-Willis has done for Atlanta what Charles Payne and John Dittmer did for Mississippi. This book is a must-read for anyone serious about understanding the landmark social justice struggles of the 1960s and 1970s."--Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision "By deploying the frames of apartheid and human rights to analyze social struggle in the Black U.S. urban context, Winston A. Grady-Willis's work asks scholars to rethink the way we characterize Black demands and, therefore, their relationship to a broader activist cadre and global politics."--Rhonda Y. Williams, author of The Politics of Public Housing: Black Women's Struggles Against Urban Inequality
EAN: 9780822337782
ISBN: 0822337789
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2006
Seitenanzahl: 312 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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