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Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle$
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Darius J. Young

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780813056272

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813056272.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

The Gentleman from Memphis

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(p.1) Introduction
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Robert R. Church Jr. and the African American Political Struggle
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Darius J. Young

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056272.003.0001

This chapter outlines the book’s mission to serve as a lens into the political activity of African Americans during the first half of the twentieth century by focusing on the strategies that Robert R. Church Jr. used to organize and empower black people through the vote. The book argues that the activism of Church and his colleagues served as the catalyst for the modern civil rights movement. This chapter also seeks to answer the question how historians know so little about someone who accomplished so much.

Keywords:   Robert R. Church Jr., activism, African Americans, civil rights movement

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