There is a River: The Black Struggle for Freedom in America

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1981 - History - 416 pages
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A great black river surges in opposition to the powerful currents of slavery and racism: This is black history--American history--boldly and triumphantly redefined by Vincent Harding. From an unflinchingly black perspective, Harding writes of the well-known members of the struggle--Nat Turner, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman--and the anonymous as well. 24 pages of photos.
 

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Contents

From the Shores of Africa
3
American Bondage American Freedom
24
Rebels Resistants and Outlyers
52
Symptoms of Liberty and Blackhead Signposts
75
Many Thousands Crossing Over
101
Strange River in Canaan
117
Beyond the North Star
140
A Ferment of Fugitives
154
The BloodRed Ironies of God
219
We Are Coming Up
242
Slavery Chain Done Broke at Last
258
The Challenge of the Children
277
Black Hope Black Soldiers and Black Codes
298
The Struggle Ends the Struggle Begins
318
Acknowledgments
333
Bibliography
385

Called to Go Forward
172
On Jordans Stormy Banks
195

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About the author (1981)

Civil rights activist Vincent Harding was a friend and colleague of King and worked with Coretta Scott King to establish the King Center in Atlanta, serving as its first director. A distinguished theologian and historian, he is the award-winning author of several books and lives in Denver, Colorado.

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