A Life In The Struggle: Ivory Perry and the Culture of Opposition
This book tells the story of Ivory Perry, a black worker and community activist who, for more than thirty years, has distributed the leaflets, carried the picket signs, and planned and participated in the confrontations that were essential to the success of protest movements. Using oral histories and extensive archival research, George Lipsitz examines the culture of opposition through the events of Perry’s life of commitment and illumines the social and political changes and conflicts that have convulsed the United States during the past fifty years.
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Review: A Life In The Struggle: Ivory Perry and Culture of OppostionUser Review - Rebecca Radnor - Goodreads
(Assigned reading for a class on how to teach history.) Basically the biography of a low level civil rights worker in St. Louis, Ivory Perry, who was essentially a 'soldier' in the civil rights 'war ... Read full review
Review: A Life In The Struggle: Ivory Perry and Culture of OppostionUser Review - Goodreads
Fantastic book! especially important are the chapters on rent strikes and lead poisoning. Lipsitz's portrayal of a life-long activist and organic intellectual whose commitments were always to his ...