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

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland


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 needs, demands, and relationships to craft their contributions to the black freedom movement. A black Communist couple, Esther and Jack navigated through difficult circumstances, including the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, and continued to influence the trajectory of black freedom in the twentieth-century United States. But their approaches changed as politics shifted, as their ... More

Keywords: James E. Jackson Jr., Esther Cooper Jackson, Black Freedom Movement, Cold War, Communist Party USA, Marriage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780813166254
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813166254.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author
St. Francis College