I was busy last night and didn’t have a chance to come here and post but my wife told me the news and I was like fuuuuu. RIP to the Clown Prince of Hip-Hop. He was a legend and innovator. He may have been known for his comedy raps, but he was a serious artist.
To be fair, there has been a great deal of work on Black women in the movement… it just doesn’t get as much attention in public. Barbara Ransby wrote on Ella Baker, probably one of the most important women in the classical civil rights movement:
Danielle McGuire’s book rewrites the bus boycott based on the people who planned it and carried it out, meaning women:
Oh, and I love this book by Tera Hunter…
But yeah, the public doesn’t have this perception of the movement, because public history till tends towards “great man” history rather than either great woman or collective histories like these.
My post was moved here and grouped with others.
I see that now; mea culpa.
It’s still a great quote.
those sound very interesting. i’ll probably suggest a couple of those to my family as potential christmas presents for me.
They are all excellent books and as they’re academic books, they’ll be full of other books you can look into, too!
He’s up there now. With Dean, Sam, and for some reason that fucking car.