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After the DreamBlack and White Southerners since 1965

After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

Timothy J. Minchin and John A. Salmond

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129785
eISBN:
9780813135625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129785.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Martin Luther King's 1965 address from Montgomery, Alabama, the center of much racial conflict at the time and the location of the well-publicized bus boycott a decade earlier, is often considered by ... More

America's First Black SocialistThe Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

Nikki M. Taylor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813140773
eISBN:
9780813141428
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

America’s First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark is a political and intellectual biography of one of the foremost activists, intellectuals, orators, and politicians in 19th century ... More

Art for EqualityThe NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Art for Equality: The NAACPs Cultural Campaign for Civil Rights

Jenny Woodley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145167
eISBN:
9780813145471
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145167.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores what James Weldon Johnson called the “art approach to the Negro problem.” The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) developed a strategy that attempted ... More

Becoming KingMartin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Troy Jackson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125206
eISBN:
9780813135045
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125206.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Without question, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the face of the civil rights revolution that reshaped the social and political landscape of the United States. Although many biographers and historians ... More

Bluejackets and ContrabandsAfrican Americans and the Union Navy

Bluejackets and Contrabands: African Americans and the Union Navy

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125541
eISBN:
9780813135311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125541.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the lesser-known stories of the Civil War is the role played by escaped slaves in the Union blockade along the Atlantic coast. From the beginning of the war, many African American refugees ... More

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the SouthLouisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

Tracy E. K'Meyer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125398
eISBN:
9780813135274
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125398.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Situated on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville, Kentucky, represents a cultural and geographical intersection of North and South. Throughout its history, Louisville has simultaneously displayed ... More

Constructing Affirmative ActionThe Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity

Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity

David Hamilton Golland

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129976
eISBN:
9780813135472
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129976.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Between 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson defined affirmative action as a legitimate federal goal, and 1972, when President Richard M. Nixon named one of affirmative action's chief antagonists ... More

Entangled by White SupremacyReform in World War I-era South Carolina

Entangled by White Supremacy: Reform in World War I-era South Carolina

Janet G. Hudson

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125022
eISBN:
9780813135182
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125022.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book analyzes World War I-era South Carolina, a state whose white minority maintained political power by rigidly enforcing white supremacy over an African American majority. Considering the ... More

Faith in Black PowerReligion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Faith in Black Power: Religion, Race, and Resistance in Cairo, Illinois

Kerry Pimblott

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168821
eISBN:
9780813169019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168821.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Using the borderland community of Cairo, Illinois as a case study, this book chronicles the Black church’s overlooked contributions to the Black Power Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... More

Family or FreedomPeople of Color in the Antebellum South

Family or Freedom: People of Color in the Antebellum South

Emily West

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136929
eISBN:
9780813141350
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136929.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book explores the expulsion and enslavement of free people of color in the antebellum South. It considers why Southern states moved towards expelling and enslaving free blacks in the 1850s, and ... More

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of KingsThe Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Brian Purnell

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141824
eISBN:
9780813142609
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141824.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book documents the history of Brooklyn CORE from 1960-1964. The everyday, internal dynamics of this interracial chapter, and its relationship with National CORE and the wider movement, take ... More

Gateway to EqualityBlack Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Gateway to Equality: Black Women and the Struggle for Economic Justice in St. Louis

Keona K. Ervin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813168838
eISBN:
9780813173924
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Gateway to Equality demonstrates that from the 1930s to the 1960s, a critical mass of black working-class women forged a most expansive social justice struggle for economic dignity in St. Louis. ... More

In Remembrance of Emmett TillRegional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Darryl Mace

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Amid general unification behind anticommunism, Emmett Louis Till's 1955 lynching engendered regional stories and illuminated racial dispositions that placed center stage all the vitriolic hatred that ... More

IntegratedThe Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

James W. Miller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169118
eISBN:
9780813169965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169118.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

It is 1960, six years after the US Supreme Court ruled that segregation in the public schools was prohibited and states were ordered to come up with plans for integrating African Americans into the ... More

James and Esther Cooper JacksonLove and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166254
eISBN:
9780813166735
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This collective biography of James and Esther Cooper Jackson argues that, in the face of major political transformations, activists responded to new political contexts and drew on their own personal ... More

My Brother Slaves"Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

My Brother Slaves: "Friendship, Masculinity, and Resistance in the Antebellum South"

Sergio A. Lussana

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813166940
eISBN:
9780813167848
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166940.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This is the first book-length study of enslaved men and masculinity in the antebellum South. It examines the close relationships shared among enslaved men and argues that the lives of these men were ... More

On Jordan’s BanksEmancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley

On Jordan’s Banks: Emancipation and Its Aftermath in the Ohio River Valley

Darrel E. Bigham

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123660
eISBN:
9780813134741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123660.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The story of the Ohio River and its settlements are an integral part of American history, particularly during the country's westward expansion. The vibrant African American communities along the ... More

The Prince of JockeysThe Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Pellom McDaniels III

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142715
eISBN:
9780813144276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142715.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy explores the extraordinary life and career of one of the nineteenth century's most important exemplars of African American potentiality. Murphy ... More

Race and Liberty in AmericaThe Essential Reader

Race and Liberty in America: The Essential Reader

Jonathan Bean

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125459
eISBN:
9780813135205
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125459.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

The history of civil rights in the United States is usually analyzed and interpreted through the lenses of modern conservatism and progressive liberalism. This book argues that the historical record ... More

River of HopeBlack Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Elizabeth Gritter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Because the vast majority of black southerners were disenfranchised, most historians have overlooked those who engaged in formal political activities from the late nineteenth century through the ... More

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