A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History
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Published By Beacon Press
ISBN : 9780807075876
Category : Black Struggle
Format : Hardback
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"Only truth sets us free. In this moment when we need fresh resistance movements, it is critical that we know the true history of the black freedom struggle. Jeanne Theoharis debunks fables of the resistance to prove that the movements were not just spontaneous and did not immediately produce results; that young people and women were crucial to the leadership and drive; that polite racists impeded progress not just virulent ones; and that those who became known as the leaders always understood that they were servants of the movement. The gift of this book is that Theoharis is a historical truth teller. A More Beautiful and Terrible History is crucial, and we must apply this wisdom--for today and always--to resist injustice in the face of racism, classism, and militarism."
--The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II

Jeanne Theoharis is Distinguished Professor of Political Science at Brooklyn College of City University of New York and the author or co-author of seven books and numerous articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, the politics of race and education, social welfare and civil rights in post-9/11 America. Her widely-acclaimed biography The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks won a 2014 NAACP Image Award and the Letitia Woods Brown Award from the Association of Black Women Historians and appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list.



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