Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power

Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Pub Date: 28/02/2001
ISBN: 9780807849231
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Quick overview This biography tells the story of controversial black activist, Robert F. Williams (1925-1996). President of the Monroe NAACP, Williams organized armed resistance to KKK terrorists, challenging not only white supremacists but also the civil rights establishment.
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A gripping biography of a controversial black activist This biography tells the riveting story of Robert F. Williams (1925-1996). In the late 1950s, as president of the Monroe, North Carolina, NAACP, Williams organized armed resistan to KKK terrorists - in the process challenging not only white supremacists but also Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement. As Radio Free Dixie reveals, however, the civil rights movement and the Black Power movement grew out of the same soil, confronted the same predicaments, and were much closer than traditional portrayals suggest. In the civil rights - era South, independent black politics, black culture pride, and "armed self-reliance" operated in tension and in tandem with legal efforts and nonviolent protests in the quest for African American freedom.

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