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Radicalism at the Crossroads: African American Women Activists in the Cold War

Dayo F. Gore


With the exception of a few iconic moments such as Rosa Parks' 1955 refusal to move to the back of a Montgomery bus, we hear little about what black women activists did prior to 1960. Perhaps this gap is due to the severe repression that radicals of any color in America faced as early as the 1930s, and into the Red Scare of the 1950s. To be radical and black and a woman was to be forced to the margins and consequently, these women's stories have been deeply buried and all but forgotten by the general public and historians alike. This book unearths and examines a dynamic, extended network of bl ... More

Keywords: Rosa Parks, women activists, black women radicals, Cold War, Claudia Jones, Beulah Richardson, Vicki Garvin, Thelma Dale, Civil Rights Movement, black radicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780814732366
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814732366.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dayo F. Gore, author