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Let Us Make Men: The Twentieth-Century Black Press and a Manly Vision for Racial Advancement

D'Weston Haywood

Abstract

This book conducts a close, gendered reading of the modern black press to reinterpret it as a crucial tool of black men’s leadership, public voice, public image, gender and identity formation, and a space for the construction of ideas of proper masculinity that shaped the long twentieth-century black freedom struggle to promote a fight for racial justice and black manhood. Moving from the turn of the twentieth century to the rise of black radicalism, the book argues that black people’s ideas, rhetoric, and strategies for protest and racial advancement grew out of a quest for manhood led by bla ... More

Keywords: long civil rights movement, black freedom struggle, black press, black newspapers, black men, black protest, black manhood, black masculinity, black pubic sphere

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781469643397
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643397.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D'Weston Haywood, author
Hunter College, City University of New York