1960

Democracy for Whom?

Book review by Howard Zinn. The Nation. February 25, 1960.
Howard Zinn reviews. Democracy in the Mid-Twentieth Century by William N. Chambers and Robert H. Salisbury.

When Respectability Was No Longer Respectable, and Virtue Required Acting Out, Not Leaning In

By Howard Zinn. Article. The Nation. August 6, 1960 and republished March 23, 2015.
One afternoon some weeks ago, with the dogwood on the Spelman College campus newly bloomed and the grass close-cropped and fragrant, an attractive, tawny-skinned girl crossed the lawn to her dormitory to put a notice on the bulletin board. It read: Young Ladies Who Can Picket Please Sign Below. The notice revealed, in its own quaint language, that within the dramatic revolt of Negro college students in the South today another phenomenon has been developing. This is the upsurge of the young, educated Negro woman against the generations-old advice of her elders...
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