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Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles: Critical Perspectives on Blackness, Belonging, and Civil Rights

Violet Showers Johnson, Gundolf Graml, and Patricia Williams Lessane


Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles interrogates Blackness and illustrates how it has been used as a basis to oppress, dismiss and exclude Blacks from societies and institutions in Europe, North America and South America. Employing uncharted analytical categories that tackle intriguing themes about borderless non-racial African ancestry, “traveling” identities and post-blackness, the essays provide new lenses for viewing the “Black” struggle worldwide. This approach directs the contributors’ focus to understudied locations and protagonists. In the volume, Charleston, South Carolina is more prom ... More

Keywords: Black Studies, Black and Asian studies, French and Francophone studies, Political activism, Civil Rights and citizenship, Colonialism, Post-colonialism, History of the Americas, Social & cultural history

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781786940339
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781786940339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Violet Showers Johnson, editor

Gundolf Graml, editor

Patricia Williams Lessane, editor

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1 Introduction: Deferred Dreams, Defiant Struggles

Violet Showers Johnson (Texas A&M University), Gundolf Graml (Agnes Scott College), and Patricia Williams Lessane (College of Charleston)

Diaspora, Displacement, Marginalization, and Collective Identities

Performing Identities, Reclaiming the Self

Moved to Act: Civil Rights Activism in the US and Beyond

9 Lowcountry, High Demands: The Struggle for Quality Education in Charleston, South Carolina

Jon Hale (University of South Carolina) and Clerc Cooper (Tulane University)

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