Perhaps the most important aspect of this movement was its utilization of education as a weapon in the struggle against racism. Martin Luther King credited Fellowship House with introducing him to the passive resistance principle of satygraha through a Sunday afternoon forum. Philadelphia's activists influenced the southern civil rights movement through ideas and tactics. Borrowing from Philadelphia, similar organizations would rise in cities from Kansas City to Knoxville. Their impact would have long-lasting implications; the methods they pioneered would help shape contemporary multicultural education programs.
Building the Beloved Community places this innovative northern civil rights struggle into a broader historical context. Through interviews, photographs, and rarely utilized primary sources, the author critically evaluates the contributions and shortcomings of this innovative approach to race relations.
|Publisher:||University Press of Mississippi|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Stanley Keith Arnold is an assistant professor of history at Northern Illinois University. His work has appeared in the Journal of Sports History, Popular Music and Society, and the Historian.
Table of Contents
1 By the Waters of Babylon: The Origins of the Interracial Movement 8
2 So That All Might Learn: Education and the Interracial Civil Rights Movement, 1931-1946 26
3 Education for Democracy: The Interracial Civil Rights Movement and Intercultural and Desegregated Education, 1947-1970 45
4 A House of Many Mansions Race, Housing, and the Interracial Civil Rights Community, 1950-1946 68
5 The House We Live: In Race and Housing in the Postwar World, 1946-1970 86
6 Labor in the Vineyard: The Interracial Civil Rights Movement and the Struggle for Equality in Employment 111
Epilogue Every Man 'neath His Vine and Fig Tree Shall Live in Peace and Unafraid 133