Black lives, white lives : three decades of race relations in America / [edited by] Bob Blauner.

The oral history of 16 blacks and 12 whites who fought for racial change and civil rights.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Blauner, Bob.
Format: Book
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1989.
Table of Contents:
  • PART ONE: 1968, Surviving the sixties <U+2013> Integration or black power? The great debate <U+2013> The politics of manhood and the Southern black experience <U+2013> My father was from Alabama / Florence Grier <U+2013> Promised land is just like the old plantation / Len Davis <U+2013> I wouldn<U+2019>t want to treat anybody like I<U+2019>ve been treated in Mississippi / Howard Spence <U+2013> Whites on the front lines of racial conflict <U+2013> Stokely Carmichael ain<U+2019>t no better than me / Joe Rypins <U+2013> You break your neck to do something, and they give you a hard time / Gladys Hunt <U+2013> Sometimes you wish you were black / Joan Keres <U+2013> I was the wrong color in my black man<U+2019>s eyes / Virginia Lawrence <U+2013> Four black women and the consciousness of the sixties <U+2013> I<U+2019>m tired of being scared / Florence Grier <U+2013> This is no dream world, baby / Millie Harding <U+2013> Those that came from a different social experience I feared / Vera Brooke <U+2013> Something happened in my childhood I<U+2019>ve never forgotten / Elena Albert <U+2013> White backlash: The fear of a black majority and other nightmares <U+2013> They<U+2019>re afraid the colored people are gonna move in and take over / Maude Wiley <U+2013> The Congo nigger / George Hendrickson <U+2013> We didn<U+2019>t have a great sense of racial awareness / William Singer <U+2013> It<U+2019>s a strong apartheid on the street / Bill Harcliff <U+2013> The whole racial thing makes me burst with sadness / Diane Harcliff <U+2013> Black youth and the ghetto streets <U+2013> White boys, they<U+2019>re always innocent / Richard Simmons <U+2013> I would like to kill a white man, jut to put it on the books / Larry Dillard <U+2013> The marching and demonstrations is stupid / Sarah Williams <U+2013> Denying you the right to be a man / Harold Sampson
  • The paradox of working-class racism <U+2013> They<U+2019>ve got the right to have every human dignity that I have / Lawrence Adams <U+2013> If I can help a colored man without hurting myself, I haven<U+2019>t got anything to lose / Jim Corey <U+2013> My oldest daughter married a black man / Dick Cunningham <U+2013> Black workers: New options and old problems <U+2013> The negro don<U+2019>t want to work / Richard Holmes <U+2013> The postal system has become a negro-type job / Len Davis <U+2013> Being a man is being part of the world / Mark Anthony Holder <U+2013> These people had been treating me bad all my life, and I didn<U+2019>t know it / Jim Pettit <U+2013> They call me an instigator / Frank Casey <U+2013> I<U+2019>d come home bitching and yelling / Carleta Reeves <U+2013> This was my means of retaliating / Henry Smith.