Paperback. On the morning of November 3, 1979, a group of black and white demonstrators were preparing to march against the Ku Klux Klan through the streets of Greensboro, North Carolina.Shipping may be from our Sydney, NSW warehouse or from our UK or US warehouse, depending on stock availability. 400 pages. 0.816. N° de ref. de la librería
Sinopsis: On the morning of November 3, 1979, a group of black and white demonstrators were preparing to march against the Ku Klux Klan through the streets of Greensboro, North Carolina, when a caravan of Klansmen and Nazis opened fire on them. Eighty-eight seconds later, five demonstrators lay dead and ten others were wounded. Four TV stations recorded their deaths by Klan gunfire. Yet, after two criminal trials, not a single gunman spent a day in prison. Despite this outrage, the survivors won an unprecedented civil-court victory in 1985 when a North Carolina jury held the Greensboro police jointly liable with the KKK for wrongful death.
In passionate first-person accounts, Through Survivors' Eyes tells the story of six remarkable people who set out to change the world. The survivors came of age as the "protest generation," joining the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s. They marched for civil rights, against war, for textile and healthcare workers, and for black power and women's liberation. As the mass mobilizations waned in the mid-1970s, they searched for a way to continue their activism, studied Marxism, and became communists.
Nelson Johnson, who grew up on a farm in eastern North Carolina in a family proud of its African American heritage, settled in Greensboro in the 1960s and became a leader of the Black Liberation Movement and a decade later the founder of the Faith Community Church. Willena Cannon, the daughter of black sharecroppers, witnessed a KKK murder as a child and was spurred to a life of activism. Her son, Kwame Cannon, was only ten when he saw the Greensboro killings. Marty Nathan, who grew up the daughter of a Midwestern union organizer and came to the South to attend medical school, lost her husband to the Klan/Nazi gunfire. Paul Bermanzohn, the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors, was permanently injured during the shootings. Sally Bermanzohn, a child of the New York suburbs who came south to join the Civil Rights Movement, watched in horror as her friends were killed and her husband was wounded.
Through Survivors' Eyes is the story of people who abandoned conventional lives to become civil rights activists and then revolutionaries. It is about blacks and whites who united against Klan/Nazi terror, and then had to overcome unbearable hardship, and persist in seeking justice. It is also a story of one divided southern community, from the protests of black college students of the late 1960s to the convening this January of a Truth and Community Reconciliation Project (on the South African model) intended to reassess the Massacre.
About the Author: Sally Avery Bermanzohn is associate professor of politics at Brooklyn College, CUNY, where she teaches courses on politics, race, gender, and class. She co-edited Violence and Politics: Globalization’s Paradox and is currently writing a book on the Ku Klux Klan and domestic terrorism.
Título: Through Survivors' Eyes: From the Sixties to...
Año de publicación: 2003
Condición del libro: New
Descripción Vanderbilt University Press. Estado de conservación: Acceptable. 0. Ex-Library. 1. Moderate wear. 2. Light interior markings. Nº de ref. de la librería BOOK-6023-00095
Descripción Vanderbilt University Press, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fine. Nº de ref. de la librería mon0001346611
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Descripción Vanderbilt University Press, U.S.A., 2003. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: As New. First Edition. This is a fine, as new, first edition paperback copy, purplish spine. Inscribed to Nancy Olson by the author and Nelson Johnson. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed By Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 076363
Descripción Vanderbilt Univ Pr, Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 2003. Trade Paperback. Estado de conservación: Fine. First Edition. This is fine paperback first edition copy, purple spine. Inscribed by the author on the title page. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed By Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 066758
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Descripción Norman, Oklahoma, U.S.A.: Vanderbilt Univ Pr, 2003. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. 1st Edition. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Nº de ref. de la librería DD129
Descripción Estado de conservación: Good. Through Survivors Eyes: From the Sixties to the Greensboro Massacre. Nº de ref. de la librería Grb0964326
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