This is not simply a tale about what happened in the struggle for black equality
in Mississippi from 1945 to 1975.
No longer living the secluded life of a monk, Hardin used his ministry to advocate for Black equality
during the turbulent times of the civil rights movement.
The "betrayal" in the title of Jack Beatty's remarkable new book, Age of Betrayal: The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900, is the abandonment of black equality
in favor of economic inequality.
On the topic of slavery and black equality
, Lause depicts the National Reformers as uniformly non-racist.
The failed effort to provide for black equality
continues to reverberate through American society.
Although he does shape his biography around themes that Ellison would have appreciated--Ellison as a loner with a deep belief in himself, Ellison's rejection of Communism after the Communist Party's emphasis on black equality
diminished with the Soviet Union's entry into the World War II, and Ellison's emergence as a critic and eventually a novelist with high standards for art--Jackson manages to get behind the images that Ellison projected to the public.
He put weight behind the campaign for black equality
but it was seen at the time as a cynical move to win the liberal vote.
Mississippi Praying: White Religion and Black Equality
For example, many now remember King solely as the black leader of a movement for black equality
- a myopic perception that one historian has suggested may explain why most parks, streets and schools named after the late civil rights leader are located in predominantly black neighborhoods across the country.
The Struggle for Black Equality
Chicago: Hill and Wang, 1980.
Fluent in Russian, the baritone counted Einstein and Kirov among his friends and viewed the Russians as in the vanguard of black equality
and civil rights.
Echoing historian Charles Payne's masterful I've Got the Light of Freedom, Honey reminds us that the struggle for black equality
was about much more than the careers of Martin Luther King, Jr.
For Jews, the parallels between the African-American and European Jewish experience created a special concern for black equality
A few examples: Claybourne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (New York, 1981); Doug McAdam, Freedom Summer (Oxford, 1988); David Garrow, Bearing the Cross: Martin Luther King and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1955-1968 (New York, 1986); Harvard Sitkoff, The Struggle for Black Equality
, 1954-1992 (New York, 1992); Vicki L.
Although the conference was in part a retrospective on Brown, many of the essays focus on the last twenty years and the difficulties that have been encountered in using traditional legal and political approaches to facilitate black equality