Charles payne i ve got the light of freedom

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Ive Got the Light of Freedom: The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle, With a New Preface by Charles M. Payne

In the minds of untold numbers of Americans, for example, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was the civil rights movement. Thought it up, led it, produced its victories, became its sole martyr. Schoolchildren- including Black schoolchildren- are taught this.
-Fred Powledge

Charles Paynes Ive Got the Light of Freedom reconstructs a history that holds a more accurate depiction of the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He devotes his book to the working class people who were mostly responsible for giving the movement its leadership and vitality. Payne steers away from popular mythology and the popular figures that have exploited the movement. Although he focuses on the organizing process in Mississippi, his research speaks a universal language about the nature of the fight in all parts of the South in the 1960s.

The victories won against racial terrorism are always produced by the soldiers on the lines. I am reminded by the stories that Leo Tolstoy breathes into life in his book War & Peace. Tolstoy points out that Napoleons strategies are given way too much credit. The morale, the courage, and the defiance of the soldier is what determines the outcomes of battle. The same principles apply to the freedom struggle in the American South. The outright violence shivered the souls of many African American during this period. This systemic violence justified possession of fear and complacency. This battleground in Mississippi was dark, gloomy and depressing. The author does a great job in projecting an obscurity that made any kind of progress seem impossible.

Lastly, Charles Payne is an expert at articulating the sociological dynamic of a mass movement. He goes into the details about the patience and hard work that needed to be cultivated. He, unlike most scholars, does not leave out the tremendous influence that local leaders had in their small communities. I didnt realize the amount of canvassing that took place with this movement. The top-down approach to getting things done was actually the least productive model. Southern Blacks responded to intimate relationships more than they did charisma. It took a lot of relationship building to give this movement life. All in all, Payne demystifies how social change happens in our world. His work serves as a revelation that change usually happens through the power of community.
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I've Got the Light of Freedom The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle

I've got the light of freedom: the organizing tradition and the Mississippi freedom struggle

Using wide-ranging archival work and extensive interviews with movement participants, Charles Payne uncovers a chapter of American social history forged locally, in places like Greenwood, Mississippi, where countless unsung African Americans risked their lives for the freedom struggle. The leaders were ordinary women and men—sharecroppers, domestics, high school students, beauticians, independent farmers—committed to organizing the civil rights struggle house by house, block by block, relationship by relationship. Payne brilliantly brings to life the tradition of grassroots African American activism, long practiced yet poorly understood. Payne overturns familiar ideas about community activism in the s. The young organizers who were the engines of change in the state were not following any charismatic national leader. Far from being a complete break with the past, their work was based directly on the work of an older generation of activists, people like Ella Baker, Septima Clark, Amzie Moore, Medgar Evers, Aaron Henry.

I've Got the Light of Freedom The Organizing Tradition and the Mississippi Freedom Struggle, With a New Preface. This momentous work offers a groundbreaking history of the early civil rights movement in the South with new material that situates the book in the context of.
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