The Color Line: Legacy for the Twenty-First Century

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University of Missouri Press, 1993 - Social Science - 87 pages
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Nearly twenty years after his book Racial Equality in America, Franklin addressed the issue of racial inequality. In the Paul Anthony Brick Lectures given at the University of Missouri-Columbia, just one day after the "not guilty" verdict was returned in the trial of Los Angeles police officers for the beating of Rodney King, Franklin delivered a piercing depiction of the color line that persists in America. A scathing portrait of how discrimination has been allowed to flourish and a poignantly despairing prognosis for its end, The Color Line: Legacy for the Twenty-First Century is a perfect companion to the earlier volume. Together these books powerfully define and describe the long-held, but still unrealized, goal of equal rights for all Americans.

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Franklin's The Color Line is the chronicle of US racial struggles from the 17th century onwards. The color line, that subtle racial strain that separates society in schools, housing, government, and ... Read full review

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Echoing the U.S. intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois's prescient prediction about the 20th century, the eminent U.S. historian Franklin argues persuasively that the persistent, dismal reality of U.S. racial ... Read full review

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John Hope Franklin is the author of many books, including From Slavery to Freedom: A History of Negro Americans and the highly acclaimed biography George Washington Williams. With more than ninety honorary degrees and dozens of other awards and honors, Franklin is the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History and, from 1985 to 1992, was Professor of Legal History in the Law School at Duke University.

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