Radio Free Dixie: Robert F. Williams and the Roots of Black Power

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 416 pages
This book tells the remarkable story of Robert F. Williams--one of the most influential black activists of the generation that toppled Jim Crow and forever altered the arc of American history. In the late 1950s, as president of the Monroe, North Carolina,
 

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This book is a fantastic read about a particularly amazing person, and the horrific circumstances of the Jim Crow South. It takes as its thesis that the traits of the Black Power movement in the 70s ... Read full review

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In later years, Williams would admit that he wasn't sure who dragged the negro woman down the street with her dress over her head, however, because Jesse Helms, Sr. was in a position of authority ... Read full review

Contents

The Legacies
4
Wars for Democracy
26
Id Rather Die and Go to Well
49
The Kissing Case
90
Communist Front Shouts Kissing Case to the World
102
The Sissy Race of All Mankind
137
Crusaders
189
Cuba Libre
220
When Fire Breaks Out
244
Freedom Rider
262
Radio Free Dixie
287
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Page 385 - Semper fidelis, where a secret spring Kennels a drop of mischief for the brain: Love in the open hand, no thing but that, Ungemmed, unhidden, wishing not to hurt, As one should bring you cowslips in a hat Swung from the hand, or apples in her skirt, I bring you, calling out as children do: "Look what I have! — And these are all for you.

About the author (2001)

Timothy B. Tyson is senior scholar at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and adjunct professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is author of Blood Done Sign My Name: A True Story and coeditor of Democracy Betrayed: The Wilmington Race Riot of 1898 and Its Legacy.

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