Synopses & Reviews
Chain of Change is a history of the black community in Boston from the fifties through the seventies. Mel King shows how black consciousness and power have developed through the struggles around jobs, housing, education, and politics. For the future he proposes a strategy of community controlled economic development and political representation which is relevant to any major city.
One-time mayoral candidate, founder of the Rainbow Coalition, and longtime political activist, Mel King surveys Black life in Boston, including the forces of racism and liberation, and shows how the Black community has worked to establish its identity, language, and organizations.