By Paula F. Pfeffer
E-book by way of Pfeffer, Paula F.
Read or Download A. Philip Randolph, pioneer of the civil rights movement PDF
Best civil rights & liberties books
This number of essays by means of prime students of their fields offers the main entire and up to date survey of Holocaust historiography on hand. protecting either fashioned old disputes in addition to learn questions and methodologies that experience constructed within the final decade's sizeable development in Holocaust experiences, this assortment could be of huge profit to scholars and students alike.
Of the twenty-three Brazilian policemen interviewed intensive for this landmark examine, fourteen have been direct perpetrators of torture and homicide throughout the 3 a long time that integrated the 1964-1985 army regime. those "violence employees" and the opposite workforce of "atrocity facilitators" who had now not, or claimed they'd no longer, participated without delay within the violence, aid solution questions that hang-out modern global: Why and the way are traditional males reworked into country torturers and murderers?
Wars of nationwide secession and ethnic detoxing, in keeping with the claims of supposedly specific racial, ethnic, cultural, and nationwide identities, have disfigured fresh years. Probing the roots of those conflicts, this booklet presents the 1st finished survey of the whole variety of political theories of ethnicity and nationalism.
During this selection of illuminating conversations, well known historian of worldwide religions Huston Smith invitations ten influential American Indian non secular and political leaders to discuss their five-hundred-year fight for non secular freedom. Their intimate, impassioned dialogues yield profound insights into essentially the most outstanding circumstances of tragic irony in background: the rustic that prides itself on non secular freedom has resolutely denied those self same rights to its personal indigenous humans.
Extra resources for A. Philip Randolph, pioneer of the civil rights movement
A "different drummer," Randolph was a unique black leader on several counts: He came to prominence through the labor movement, a nontraditional path for Afro-American spokesmen; he adhered to Socialist economic doctrines rather than traditional American capitalist theory; he fused a labor orientation with militancy on racial issues; he popularized the use of mass, nonviolent civil disobedience; and he more nearly resembled a Shakespearean actor than a labor leader in diction and bearing. Because he represented a minority group, alliances were crucial to Randolph's ability to function as a leader.
Internal dissension, combined with government repression, led to the breakup of the radical Messenger group. In 1916 Marcus Garvey arrived in a Harlem bursting from the mass migration of rural southern and West Indian blacks. Attracted by the promise of decent jobs and housing, the newcomers were soon frustrated by discrimination, second-class citizenship, and race riots. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Urban League (NUL), and the Messenger all directed their appeals to the middle class.
Touting a gospel of progress, Garvey attempted to enlist the masses behind black business enterprise. Traditionally, Garvey has been portrayed as representing the nationalist side of the separatist-integrationist debate that has long occupied the Afro-American community. Historically, the nationalist philosophy has been based on escapism, and its adherents traditionally were drawn from 17. Editorial, "Friends of Negro Freedom," Messenger (AprilMay, 1920), 4; Messenger (February, 1923), 529. See also advertisement for Friends of Negro Freedom, Messenger (April, 1923 ), 681; Foner, American Socialism and Black Americans, 31415, 324.
A. Philip Randolph, pioneer of the civil rights movement by Paula F. Pfeffer