Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961

@inproceedings{Meriwether2002ProudlyWC,
  title={Proudly We Can Be Africans: Black Americans and Africa, 1935-1961},
  author={James Meriwether},
  year={2002}
}
The mid-twentieth century witnessed nations across Africa fighting for their independence from colonial forces. By examining black Americans' attitudes toward and responses to these liberation struggles, James Meriwether probes the shifting meaning of Africa in the intellectual, political, and social lives of African Americans. Paying particular attention to such important figures and organizations as W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., and the NAACP, he renders a remarkably nuanced… 

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