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Nan E. Woodruff - Professor of History, Penn State University Park

Book Title: American Congo: African American Freedom Struggle in the Delta

Author: Nan Woodruff

Book Description:

I selected the title American Congo to argue that the USA has had its Congo with all of the terror that is associated with King Leopold's Congo. However, in the face of that terror, African Americans managed to carve out spaces for humane existences and to create a political culture that challenged white supremacy and laid the foundation for the post-WWII civil rights movement


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