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On the Freedom Side: How Five Decades of Youth Activists Have Remixed American History

Wesley C. Hogan


As Wesley C. Hogan sees it, the future of democracy belongs to young people. While today's generation of leaders confronts a daunting array of existential challenges, increasingly it is young people in the United States and around the world who are finding new ways of belonging, collaboration, and survival. That reality forms the backbone of this book, as Hogan documents and assesses young people's interventions in the American fight for democracy and its ideals. Beginning with reflections on the inspiring example of Ella Baker and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, Ho ... More

Keywords: youth activism, democracy, Ella Baker, Southerners on New Ground, Standing Rock, Youth immigrant organizers, Movement for Black Lives, civil rights movement, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781469652481
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652481.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wesley C. Hogan, author
Duke University