By Waldo E. Martin
In a colourful and passionate exploration of the twentieth-century civil rights and black strength eras in American background, Martin makes use of cultural politics as a lens by which to appreciate the African-American freedom fight. within the transformative postwar interval, the intersection among tradition and politics turned more and more valuable to the African-American struggle for equality. In freedom songs, within the exuberance of an Aretha Franklin live performance, in religion Ringgold's exploration of race and sexuality, the private and social turned the political.
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