Battling the Plantation Mentality Memphis and the Black Freedom Struggle
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Description: African American freedom is often defined in terms of emancipation and civil rights legislation, but it did not arrive with the stroke of a pen or the rap of a gavel. No single event makes this more plain, Laurie Green argues, than the 1968 Memphis sanita
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 5/28/2007
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
|Introduction : migration, memory, and freedom in the urban heart of the delta|
|Memphis before World War II : migrants, mushroom strikes, and the reign of terror|
|Where would the negro women apply for work? : wartime clashes over labor, gender, and racial justice|
|Moral outrage : postwar protest against police violence and sexual assault|
|Night train, freedom train : black youth and racial politics in the early Cold War|
|Our mental liberties : banned movies, black-appeal radio, and the struggle for a new public sphere|
|Rejecting mammy : the urban-rural road in the era of Brown v. Board of Education|
|We were making history : students, sharecroppers, and sanitation workers in the Memphis Freedom Movement|
|Battling the plantation mentality : from the Civil Rights Act to the sanitation strike|