Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement

Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement

Tomiko Brown-Nagin


during this Bancroft Prize-winning historical past of the Civil Rights move in Atlanta from the top of worldwide struggle II to 1980, Tomiko Brown-Nagin exhibits that lengthy sooner than "black strength" emerged and gave black dissent from the mainstream civil rights time table a reputation, African americans in Atlanta wondered the which means of equality and the stairs essential to receive a percentage of the yankee dream. This groundbreaking publication uncovers the activism of visionaries--both recognized figures and unsung citizens--from around the ideological spectrum who sought anything various from, or extra complex than, "integration." neighborhood activists usually performed prime roles in engaging in the time table of the NAACP, yet a few additionally pursued pursuits that differed markedly from these of the venerable civil rights association. Brown-Nagin files debates over politics, housing, public lodgings, and faculties. Exploring the advanced interaction among the neighborhood and nationwide, among attorneys and groups, among elites and grassroots, and among middle-class and working-class African american citizens, Courage to Dissent transforms our figuring out of the Civil Rights era.

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