Reflections of African-American Peace Leaders: A Documentary History

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US peace movements have been notoriously dominated by middle-class, male, European figures and thinking; and the correction for that has been attempts at neutrality and inclusion. Berlowitz (educational foundations, U. of Cincinnati), Eric R. Jackson (history, geography, and Afro-American studies; Northwestern Kentucky U.) and Nathan A. Long (education, U. of Cincinnati) contend that the approach devalues the contributions that African American experiences and history can make to the movement, and the possibility...
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Overview

US peace movements have been notoriously dominated by middle-class, male, European figures and thinking; and the correction for that has been attempts at neutrality and inclusion. Berlowitz (educational foundations, U. of Cincinnati), Eric R. Jackson (history, geography, and Afro-American studies; Northwestern Kentucky U.) and Nathan A. Long (education, U. of Cincinnati) contend that the approach devalues the contributions that African American experiences and history can make to the movement, and the possibility of engagement and negotiation between black and white sensibilities about peace. They collect 32 texts by black American involved in peace movements from 1898 to 1967 by well known and less known thinkers. Biographical sketches are provided for each. There is no index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780773469303
  • Publisher: Mellen, Edwin Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/1/2003
  • Series: Black Studies
  • Pages: 196

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 African Americans and Anti-Imperialism: 1898-1920s
1898: Charles B. Baylor - The Negro's Anti-Imperialism 10
1898: Clifford H. Plummer - The Negro's Anti-Imperialism 11
1898: Lewis H. Douglass - The Negro's Anti-Imperialism 12
1899: Massachusetts Negroes to President McKinley (letters opposing imperialism in Cuba) 14
1924: Franklin Frazier - Negro and Non-Resistance (opposes Christian Love) 21
1924: The Negro and Non-Resistance (a Response to Criticism) 24
1925: American Negro Labor Congress 26
1927: American Inter-Racial Peace Committee 32
1927: Anti-Imperialism Congress - Position on the Negro 34
1928: William Pickens - For the Recognition of the Soviet Union 39
Ch. 2 Peace without Justice: The 1930s and 1940s
1933: W. E. B. DuBois - Pan Africa and New Racial Philosophy 41
1935: Maurice Gates - Negro Students Challenge Social Forces 45
1938: The Crisis - Black People, Anti-Semitism, and Hitler 54
1944: Walter White - White Supremacy and World War II 57
1945: Eric Williams - Race Relations in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands 74
1945: NAACP Position Paper - Colonialism, Peace, and the United Nations 84
1945: W. E. B. DuBois - Testimony Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the United Nations' Charter 86
1948: Thomas Richardson - Racism in the Panama Canal Zone 90
1948: A. Philip Randolph - Call for Draft Resistance 94
1949: Paul Robeson - The Negro People and the Soviet Union 100
Ch. 3 World War II and Its Aftermath: 1950s and 1960s
1950: Paul Robeson - Robeson Denounces Korean Intervention 111
1951: Pettis Perry - White Chauvinism and the Struggle for Peace 114
1951: Paul Robeson - Unity for Peace 117
1954: Paul Robeson - Ho Chi Minh Is The Toussaint L'Overture of Indo-China 120
1957: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Nonviolence and Racial Justice 123
1964: Paul Robeson - For the Celebration of the 15[superscript th] Anniverary of the Founding of the German Democratic Republic 129
1964: Septima P. Clark - Literacy and Liberation 129
1964: Gloria Richardson - Freedom: Here and Now 133
1966: Martin Luther King, Jr. - Nonviolence: The Only Road to Freedom 136
1966: SNCC Statement on Vietnam War 147
1967: Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Christmas Sermon on Peace 149
1967: Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Time to Break the Silence 153
Selected Biographies of Authors of Documents 173
Credits 174
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