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Before busing : a history of Boston's long Black freedom struggle / Zebulon Vance Miletsky.

Author/creator Miletsky, Zebulon Vance author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2022]
Descriptionxvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The origins of slavery, freedom, and Jim Crow in the cradle of liberty, 1638-1896 -- Boston confronts Jim Crow North, 1896-1934 -- Small victories on the way to freedom, 1934-1945 -- Mobilizing for freedom: community-based activism in the post-World War II era, 1949-1965 -- Say it loud, I'm Black and I'm proud, 1967-1970 -- Boston, not Birmingham: busing as Boston's "Reconstruction," 1965-1988.
Abstract "In many histories of Boston, African Americans have remained almost invisible. Partly as a result, when the 1972 crisis over school desegregation and busing erupted, many observers professed shock at the overt racism on display in the 'cradle of liberty.' Yet the city has long been divided over matters of race, and it was also home to a far older Black organizing tradition than many realize. A community of Black activists had fought segregated education since the origins of public schooling and racial inequality since the end of northern slavery. Before Busing tells the story of the men and women who struggled and demonstrated to make school desegregation a reality in Boston"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2022020611
ISBN9781469662763 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469662760 hardcover ; alkaline paper
ISBNpapelectronic bookack ; alkaline paper
ISBN1469662779 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBN9781469662770 paperback ; alkaline paper
ISBNelectronic book

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