Dr. Daina Ramey Berry joins the Daily as they consider two questions. Why has Juneteenth gained prominence at moments of pain in the struggle for black liberation in America? What does freedom mean now?
The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. In a major reinterpretation of civil rights and Chicano movement history, Gordon K. Mantler demonstrates how King's unfinished crusade became the era's most high-profile attempt at multiracial collaboration and sheds light on the interdependent relationship between racial identity and political coalition among African Americans and Mexican Americans.
When the Poor People's Campaign celebrated Solidarity Day, it helped reinvigorate the observance of Juneteenth. Available through ProQuest Ebook Central (login required).
Essays by eight distinguished contributors consider aspects of the president's decision making, as well as events beyond Washington, offering new insights on the consequences and legacies of freedom, the engagement of black Americans in their liberation, and the issues of citizenship and rights that were not decided by Lincoln's document. The essays portray emancipation as a product of many hands, best understood by considering all the actors, the place, and the time. Available through ProQuest Ebook Central (login required).