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Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961

James H. Meriwether


The mid-twentieth century witnessed nations across Africa fighting for their independence from colonial forces. By examining black Americans' attitudes toward and responses to these liberation struggles, this book probes the shifting meaning of Africa in the intellectual, political, and social lives of African Americans. Paying particular attention to such important figures and organizations as W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the author incisively utilizes the black press, personal correspondence, and oral histories ... More

Keywords: colonial forces, Africa, African Americans, black press, oral histories, apartheid, civil rights, race relations, anticolonialism, race

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780807826690
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807860410_meriwether


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James H. Meriwether, author