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T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American AgitatorA Collection of Writings, 1880-1928$
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Shawn Leigh Alexander

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780813032320

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813032320.001.0001

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Civil Rights and Social Privileges

Civil Rights and Social Privileges

(p.118) 12 Civil Rights and Social Privileges
T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator

Shawn Leigh Alexander

University Press of Florida

This chapter presents the essay, “Civil Rights and Social Privileges,” where Fortune urged the community to develop the “dynamitic element” and agitate for their civil rights, which “are all such as affect the whole people, and are regulated by them in their collective capacity as a government.” He argued that the move of white Americans to conflate civil rights with social privileges should not go unnoticed. He called on the community to react and demand the rights which were theirs as coequal citizens of the country. Fortune also praised the actions of African resistance to colonial rule and acknowledged that such a fight may come to America, to which he declared, “Let it come; I do not fear it.” Furthermore, the necessity of reparations for the crimes committed by whites against blacks were acknowledged.

Keywords:   African American community, civil rights, equality, colonial rule, crimes, white Americans, government

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