xx, 348 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
9780814743058 cl alkaline paper 0814743056 cl alkaline paper
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-315) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Conditions unfavorable to the rise of the Negro : the pursuit of freedom rights before the civil rights era I didn't come here to knock : the making of a grassroots social movement We ain't going to shed a tear for Jon : school desegregation, White resistance, and the African American response I'm going to try to take some of the freedom here back home : the federal government and the fight for freedom rights We gonna show Alabama just how bad we are : the birth of the original Black Panther Party and the development of freedom politics Tax the rich to feed the poor : Black power and the election of 1966 Now is the time for work to begin : Black politics in the post-civil rights era Epilogue: That black dirt gets in your soul : the fight for freedom rights in the days ahead.