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Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961 (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies)

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Publisher Comments:

The mid-twentieth century witnessed nations across Africa fighting for their independence from colonial forces. By examining black Americans' attitudes toward and responses to these liberation struggles, James Meriwether probes the shifting meaning of Africa in the intellectual, political, and social lives of African Americans. Paying particular attention to such important figures and organizations as W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and the NAACP, Meriwether incisively utilizes the black press, personal correspondence, and oral histories to render a remarkably nuanced and diverse portrait of African American opinion.

Meriwether builds the book around seminal episodes in modern African history, including nonviolent protests against apartheid in South Africa, the Mau Mau war in Kenya, Ghana's drive for independence under Kwame Nkrumah, and Patrice Lumumba's murder in the Congo. Viewing these events within the context of their own changing lives, especially in regard to the U.S. civil rights struggle, African Americans have continually reconsidered their relationship to contemporary Africa and vigorously debated how best to translate their concerns into action in the international arena.

Grounded in black Americans' encounters with Africa, this transnational history sits astride the leading issues of the twentieth century: race, civil rights, anticolonialism, and the intersections of domestic race relations and U.S. foreign relations.

Synopsis:

Meriwether explores the dynamic nature of Africa's role in African American lives from the middle 1930s to the early 1960s, during the confluence of the liberation struggles in Africa and the civil rights movement in the United States.

About the Author

James H. Meriwether, a former Fulbright senior lecturer and researcher at the University of Zimbabwe, is assistant professor of history at California State University, Bakersfield.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780807849972
Author:
Meriwether, James Hunter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
Author:
Meriwether, James Hunter
Author:
Meriwether, James H.
Author:
Meriwether, J
Author:
Hames
Location:
Chapel Hill
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
African American Studies - History
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
Civil rights movements
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Africa - General
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
civil rights movement; apartheid; African independence
Subject:
Civil rights movement.
Subject:
Apartheid
Subject:
African independence
Subject:
African American Studies-Black Heritage
Subject:
African American Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references (p. ).
Series:
Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies
Series Volume:
106-679
Publication Date:
April 2002
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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