Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal: An African American Anthology

Let Nobody Turn Us Around: Voices of Resistance, Reform, and Renewal: An African American Anthology

by Manning Marable

One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.See more details below


One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Resistance, Reform, and Renewal in the Black Experience
Sect. 1Foundations: Slavery and Abolitionism, 1789-18611
1The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano7
2Thus Doth Ethiopia Stretch Forth Her Hand from Slavery, to Freedom and Equality16
3The Founding of the African Methodist Episcopal Church18
4David Walker's "Appeal," 1829-183023
5The Statement of Nat Turner, 183135
6Slaves Are Prohibited to Read and Write by Law41
7What If I Am a Woman?42
8A Slave Denied the Rights to Marry, Letter of Milo Thompson, Slave, 183448
9The Selling of Slaves, Advertisement, 183549
10Solomon Northrup Describes a New Orleans Slave Auction, 184150
11Cinque and the Amistad Revolt, 184152
12Let Your Motto Be Resistance!58
13Slavery as It Is64
14A'n't I a Woman?67
15A Black Nationalist Manifesto69
16What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?87
17"No Rights That a White Man Is Bound to Respect": The Dred Scott Case and Its Aftermath91
18Whenever the Colored Man Is Elevated, It Will Be by His Own Exertions110
19The Spirituals: "Go Down, Moses" and "Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel"114
Sect. 2Reconstruction and Reaction: the Aftermath of Slavery and the Dawn of Segregation, 1861-1915117
1What the Black Man Wants125
2Henry McNeal Turner, Black Christian Nationalist131
3Black Urban Workers during Reconstruction134
4Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Pioneering Black Feminist138
5Labor and Capital Are in Deadly Conflict143
6Edward Wilmot Blyden and the African Diaspora146
7The Democratic Idea Is Humanity157
8A Voice from the South167
9The National Association of Colored Women: Mary Church Terrell and Josephine St. Pierre Ruffin173
10I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings178
11Booker T. Washington and the Politics of Accommodation181
12William Monroe Trotter and the Boston Guardian198
13Race and the Southern Worker201
14Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Crusader for Justice209
15William Edward Burghardt Du Bois212
16The Niagara Movement, 1905227
17Hubert Henry Harrison, Black Revolutionary Nationalist230
Sect. 3From Plantation to Ghetto: The Great Migration, Harlem Renaissance, and World War, 1915-1954235
1Black Conflict over World War I242
2If We Must Die245
3Black Bolsheviks: Cyril V. Briggs and Claude McKay246
4Marcus Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association259
5Women as Leaders274
6Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance276
7The Negro Woman and the Ballot287
8James Weldon Johnson and Harlem in the 1920s290
9Black Workers in the Great Depression295
10The Scottsboro Trials, 1930s302
11You Cannot Kill the Working Class303
12Hosea Hudson, Black Communist Activist313
13Breaking the Bars to Brotherhood320
14Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., and the Fight for Black Employment in Harlem323
15Black Women Workers during the Great Depression325
16Southern Negro Youth Conference, 1939331
17A. Philip Randolph and the Negro March on Washington Movement, 1941333
18Charles Hamilton Houston and the War Effort among African Americans, 1944339
19An End to the Neglect of the Problems of the Negro Woman!340
20The Negro Artist Looks Ahead351
21Thurgood Marshall: The Brown Decision and the Struggle for School Desegregation356
Sect. 4We shall Overcome: The Second Reconstruction, 1954-1975365
1Rosa Parks, Jo Ann Robinson, and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, 1955-1956376
2Roy Wilkins and the NAACP386
3The Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1957391
4Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the Sit-In Movement, 1960395
5Freedom Songs, 1960s396
6We Need Group-Centered Leadership398
7Martin Luther King, Jr., and Nonviolence400
8The Revolution Is at Hand407
9The Salvation of American Negroes Lies in Socialism409
10The Special Plight and the Role of Black Women419
11SNCC Position Paper: Women in the Movement, 1964422
12Elijah Muhammad and the Nation of Islam425
13Malcolm X and Revolutionary Black Nationalism427
14Black Power442
15CORE Endorses Black Power458
16To Atone for Our Sins and Errors in Vietnam461
17Huey P. Newton and the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense468
18The People Have to Have the Power479
19I Am a Revolutionary Black Woman482
20Our Thing Is DRUM!486
21Attica: "The Fury of Those Who Are Oppressed," 1971489
22The National Black Political Convention, Gary, Indiana, March 1972491
23There Is No Revolution Without the People496
24My Sight Is Gone But My Vision Remains503
Sect. 5The Future in the Present: Contemporary African-American Thought, 1975 to the Present509
1We Would Have to Fight the World519
2Combahee River Collective Statement, 1977524
3Women in Prison: How We Are529
4It's Our Turn535
5I Am Your Sister537
6Shaping Feminist Theory544
7The Movement against Apartheid: Jesse Jackson and Randall Robinson550
8The Ghetto Underclass557
9Keep Hope Alive567
11The Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas Controversy, 1991588
12Race Matters594
13Black Anti-Semitism601
14Crime - Causes and Cures606
15Louis Farrakhan: The Million Man March, 1995615
16A Voice from Death Row618
17Let Justice Roll Down Like Waters619
18Black Radical Congress, 1998625
About the Editors675

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