Meriwether, James Hunter, 1963-

Proudly we can be Africans : Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961 / James H. Meriwether. - Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2002. - 1 online resource (xi, 336 pages). - JSTOR eBooks The John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture . - John Hope Franklin series in African American history and culture. .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-323) and index.

Ethiopia : the Italo-Ethiopian War and reconceptualizing contemporary Africa, 1935-1936 -- In world war and cold war : configuring anticolonialism and internationalism, 1941-1950 -- South Africa : apartheid and nonviolent resistance, 1948-1953 -- Kenya : the Mau Mau and revolutionary violence, 1952-1956 -- Ghana : African independence, 1957-1958 -- The year of Africa : lows, highs, and corners, 1960 -- Congo ; independence, Black nationalism, leftism, and splintering, 1960-1961.

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In the mid-20th century nations across Africa fought for their independence from colonial forces. By examining black Americans' attitudes toward and responses to these struggles, this work probes the shifting meaning of Africa in the intellectual, political and social lives of African Americans.

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0807860417 (electronic bk.) 9780807860410 (electronic bk.) 9781469606064 (electronic bk.) 1469606062 (electronic bk.)

22573/ctt632wm JSTOR

African Americans--Relations with Africans.
African Americans--Race identity.
African Americans--Intellectual life--20th century.
Blacks--Civil rights--History--Africa--20th century.
Civil rights movements--History--Africa--20th century.

United States--Relations--Africa.
Africa--Relations--United States.
Africa--Politics and government--20th century.
Africa--Social conditions--20th century.

E185.61 / .M56 2002