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The African American Experience in Louisiana
From Jim Crow to Civil Rights

Charles Vincent (editor)
Hardcover
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BOOK SUMMARY
The third volume revealing the pivotal role of Louisiana African Americans in state & national history.

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BOOK SYNOPSIS
Dr. Vincent concludes this three-part anthology on the African-American experience in Louisiana with Part C. As he notes by way of introduction, the eminent scholar W. E. B. DuBois observed in his book The Souls of Black Folk, published almost a century ago, that "the problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." This relationship between the races experienced a fluid existence throughout America. The nadir of black life in America at the turn of the century was a reality for black Louisianians. Jim Crow laws had entered almost every aspect and all levels of society. Effectively segregated, disfranchised, and sometimes lynched, African Americans in Louisiana began to pull themselves up by whatever "bootstraps" and non-
bootstraps that were available. Understanding that charity began at home, benevolent societies, churches, legal recourse, and self-help organizations were vehicles to change this dismal picture.

This uphill struggle would witness victories in small increments especially following the return of soldiers from the major wars fought during the twentieth century and with the advent of the Civil Rights and Black Power struggles of the 1950s through the 1970s. The last decades of the century and into the new millennium saw the tenuous gains threatened by new challenges from an unfriendly political climate. However, African Americans' determination and their focus on the prize--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬?full equality, civil rights, and freedom--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬?had been bent but had not been broken.

The essays of Part C recount the many changes which have occurred in black life in Louisiana during the last fifty years, especially in the political and educational arenas, but they also point to persistent problems which can only be addressed by a forward-thinking united leadership.

Order a copy today and begin exploring the long-ignored story of the African American community's origins, development, and contributions to the Pelican State's history.

Volume XI, Part C of the Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial Series in Louisiana History

BOOK EXCERPTS
CONTENTS

SECTION I EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY: THROUGH WORLD WAR I--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¢--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'‚'‚¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚¬--†â€™Ãƒâ€šÃ‚¢'€šÂ¬Ã…¡Ã‚¬?THE COLOR LINE CONTINUES

Benevolent Societies of New Orleans Blacks During the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries
by Claude F. Jacobs

"Lost Boundaries": Racial Passing and Poverty in Segregated New Orleans
by Arth--†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢--¢â‚¬Â ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢--†â€™ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…¡--¢â‚'ƒâ€šÃ‚© A. Anthony

Booker T. Washington's Tour of Louisiana, April, 1915
by Charles Vincent

The Move to Scotlandville and Its New Leadership
by Charles Vincent

Bogalusa Burning: The War Against Biracial Unionism in the Deep South, 1919
by Stephen H. Norwood

The Formative Years at Grambling State University
by Mildred B.G.Gallot

Southern University and World War I: Aspects of the University and Its
Leadership Participation
by Charles Vincent

"Judicious" State Administration, 1901-1920
by Mark T. Carieton

Jazz Begins
by Marshall W. Steams

SECTION II THE 1920s, THE DEPRESSION, HUEY LONG, AND WORLD WAR II:
A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM

The "Good Old Days," or Were They?: Tenancy, Sharecropping and Migrant
Employment, 1920-1945
by Ron Bodin

Black Communities Mobilize
by Douglas L. Smith

Louisiana: Black Sheets Among the Bayous
by David M. Chalmers

Huey Long and Racism
by Glen Jeansonne

A Tale Untold ? The Alexandria, Louisiana, Lee Street Riot (January 10, 1942)
by William M. Simpson

Albert W. Dent: A Black New Orleans Hospital and University Administrator
by Joe M. Richardson

"Forty Acres and a Mule": Horace Mann Bond and the Lynching of Jerome Wilson
by Adam Fairclough

The Education of Negroes in Louisiana
by J. B. Cade

SECTION III POST WORLD WAR II TO THE 1960s

The Politics of Race
by Michael L. Kurtz and Morgan D. Peoples

Negro Registration in Louisiana
by John H. Fenton and Kenneth N. Vines

The Negro Voter in Louisiana
by John H. Fenton

Brutality and Ballots, 1946-1956
by Adam Fairclough

"You Came Away With Some Courage":
Three Lives in the Civil Rights Movement
by Kim Lacy Rogers

The Geography of Zydeco Music
by Robert Kuhlken and Rocky Sexton

SECTION IV STRIVING FOR CIVIL RIGHTS: GOT MY MIND ON FREEDOM

New Orleans Public School Desegregation
by Mary Lee Muller

Reform and Black New Orleans
by Edward F. Haas

"We Walked Like Men": The Deacons for Defense and Justice
by Christopher B. Strain

The Civil Rights Movement
by Judith Rollins

The Manhunt
by James Farmer

Segregation Forever
by Glen Jeansonne

Equal in All Places: The Civil Rights Struggle in Baton Rouge, 1953-63
by Dean Sinclair

SECTION V CONTEMPORARY YEARS: NEW ISSUES AND NEW CHALLENGES

The Transformation of the Role of Black Ministers and Black Political Organizations in Louisiana forties
by Charles D. Hadley

Playing for a Legend
by Doug Williams

New Orleans: A City That Care Forgot.
by Beverly Hendrix Wright

School Desegregation and Suspension in East Baton Rouge Parish:
A Preliminary Report
by Clarence H. Thornton and William T. Trent

The Voting Rights Act and Louisiana: Twenty Years of Enforcement
by Frederick D. Wright

The Impact of Black Mayors on the Black Community: The Case of New Orleans' Ernest Morial
by Monte Piliawsky

Repairing the Crack in New Orleans' Black Vote:
VRA's Result Test Nullifies "Gerryduck"
by Richard L. Engstrom

Change and Continuity in the Cane Country
by Thomas A. Becnel

Survival Strategies of Successful Black Farmers
by Patricia E. McLean-Meyinsse and Adell Brown, Jr.

High Tide
by Russell McCulley

Thousands Protest: Marchers Seek Affirmative Action Reversal
by Marsha Shuler and Doug Myers

Poll: Race Relations Worse, Many Think
by Mike Dunne

The State of Black Louisiana: The Political Scene at the Turn of
the Twenty-first Century
by Raphael Cassimere, Jr.

A Selective List for Further Reading

SUGGESTED LINKS
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BOOK REVIEWS
See Part A: From Africa to the Civil War and Part B: From the Civil War to Jim Crow

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MORE BOOK INFO
ISBN: 1887366474
ISBN(13-digit): 9781887366472
Copyright: 2002
Dewey Decimal: 976
Library of Congress: 96-84494
Book Publisher: The Center for Louisiana Studies
Language: ENG
Binding: Sewn
No. of Pages: 636



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