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The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer WorldSouthern Civil Rights and Anticolonialism, 1937-1955$
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Lindsey R. Swindall

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780813049922

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813049922.001.0001

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(p.18) 1 Origins
The Path to the Greater, Freer, Truer World

Lindsey R. Swindall

University Press of Florida

Chapter one discusses the origins of each organization separately but within the scope of contemporary issues including the Depression, the international spread of fascism, the organizing of the Communist Party in the U.S., and the global network of people from the African diaspora located in London. The section on the Youth Congress considers its creation along with that of the National Negro Congress. Tracing its early conferences and campaigns, this portion of the chapter charts the activity of SNYC from its inception to 1941 while paying special attention to the strategies and political, social, and cultural goals of the group. The part of the chapter focusing on the Council concentrates on the creation of the group and assessing its earliest publications since it was not a mass organization but rather aimed to disseminate information. The special rapport between the Council and activists in South Africa is established as is the affiliation between the group's leaders and the region of the US South.

Keywords:   Depression, Fascism, U.S. Communist Party

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