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What Becomes of the Brokenhearted

Gene Seymour Bookforum
Reviewer Seymour, in this reappraisal of this 1967 masterpiece of American and African literature, calls this novel "a what’s-it-to-you red cloak brandished in the collective face of white supremacy."

Guns Under the Bed: Jody Forrester Shares Her Story

Max Elbaum Portside
book cover showing 1960s demonstration I believe that my experience, especially as a female, is both timely and relevant as an account of the struggles against the ruling class. I still believe that imperialism and capitalism are the scourges of democracy.


Debating Black Freedom

Robert Greene II Jacobin
Liberator Magazine was one of the most important African American periodicals to be published in the United States during the 1960s. The book under review is the first full-length account of the life and times of this pivotal journal.
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