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Radio Free Dixie - Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R911
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Radio Free Dixie - Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback, New edition): Timothy B Tyson

Radio Free Dixie - Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power (Paperback, New edition)

Timothy B Tyson

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This book tells the remarkable story of Robert F. Williams--one of the most influential black activists of the generation that toppled Jim Crow and forever altered the arc of American history. In the late 1950s, as president of the Monroe, North Carolina, branch of the NAACP, Williams and his followers used machine guns, dynamite, and Molotov cocktails to confront Klan terrorists. Advocating "armed self-reliance" by blacks, Williams challenged not only white supremacists but also Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights establishment. Forced to flee during the 1960s to Cuba--where he broadcast "Radio Free Dixie," a program of black politics and music that could be heard as far away as Los Angeles and New York City--and then China, Williams remained a controversial figure for the rest of his life.

Historians have customarily portrayed the civil rights movement as a nonviolent call on America's conscience--and the subsequent rise of Black Power as a violent repudiation of the civil rights dream. But "Radio Free Dixie" reveals that both movements grew out of the same soil, confronted the same predicaments, and reflected the same quest for African American freedom. As Robert Williams's story demonstrates, independent black political action, black cultural pride, and armed self-reliance operated in the South in tension and in tandem with legal efforts and nonviolent protest.


Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2001
First published: February 2001
Authors: Timothy B Tyson
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-8078-4923-1
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > Historical, political & military
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Equal opportunities
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political control & freedoms > Human rights > Civil rights & citizenship
Books > Biography > Historical, political & military
LSN: 0-8078-4923-5
Barcode: 9780807849231

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