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Eyes Off the Prize


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Introduction: the struggle for black equality; 1. Beyond Civil Rights: the NAACP, the United Nations, and redefining the struggle for black equality; 2. The struggle for human rights: African Americans petition the United Nations; 3. Things fall apart; 4. Bleached souls and red negroes; 5. The mirage of victory; Epilogue: the prize.

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A 2003 account of the politics that forced the NAACP to abandon their human rights agenda.


'... a superb account ...'. Ethnic and Racial Studies '... compelling ... Eyes off the Prize bravely punctures the reputations of some usually unimpeachable figures in the freedom pantheon. It also uncovers some less familiar examples of the brutality meted out against blacks in the postwar period ... Anderson's work deserves the widest possible audience.' Journal of American Studies

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