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By Robbie Lieberman, Clarence Lang

The unique essays during this booklet spotlight the damaging influence of McCarthyism at the African American Freedom circulate. convalescing little-known tales of black radical activism, they problem the concept that the chilly struggle was once, on stability, invaluable to the move. The e-book emphasizes what was once misplaced whilst anticommunism compelled the circulation to submerge broader problems with fiscal justice, exertions rights, feminism, and peace. The authors illustrate the customarily missed or understated human charges of the purple Scare, targeting neighborhood and person tales that supply perception into better nationwide and overseas trends.

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I know many of those who have already been lapped up by this new Reich terror, know about the arrests in the early morning, the shifty eyed ones who follow, follow, follow . . ”64 The FBI was trailing her as well, making “pretext calls” to her house to keep tabs on her residence and place of employment and tracking her activities and affiliations, surveillance that continued all the way until her death in 1965. She did not lose her optimism or belief in humanity—“Frankly, I would not have thought the caliber of humanity to be so sturdy after such spheres of corruption have surrounded it.

26 He ended up in Ghana, working closely with Kwame Nkrumah until the latter’s overthrow in 1966. S. foreign policy and the caution of mainstream African American leaders. In a 1959 essay, “Into the Mainstream and Oblivion,” Mayfield criticized creative writers for their apparent lack of concern “for the great questions facing the peoples of the world. ”27 Mayfield edited The World Without the Bomb, a collection of papers from a 1962 meeting in Accra concerned about world peace, especially the nuclear arms race (the range of speakers at this meeting included St.

Notes 1. Clayborne Carson, In Struggle: SNCC and the Black Awakening of the 1960s (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1981), 181–182. 2. Robin Kelley, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists during the Great Depression (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1990), 184–189. 3. Doug Rossinow, Visions of Progress: The Left-Liberal Tradition in America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), 214. 4. Mary Dudziak, Cold War Civil Rights: Race and the Image of American Democracy (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), 12.

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