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The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World: Southern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955

Lindsey R. Swindall


This book explores the work of two organizations, the Southern Negro Youth Congress (1937–1949) and the Council on African Affairs (1937–1955), which were formed during the late 1930s and were casualties of the post–World War II red scare. Both of these groups employed a global, Pan-African perspective and were created as a consequence of social and political circumstances of the thirties. Though the Council and SNYC are both fascinating in their own right, examining these two groups side-by-side is instructive for a couple of reasons. Looking at both groups more clearly shows the cooperation ... More

Keywords: Civil Rights, Pan-Africanism, Global South, Depression, World War II, Cold War

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813049922
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813049922.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lindsey R. Swindall, author
Sam Houston State University