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By Davarian L. Baldwin, Minkah Makalani

"In the midst of immense cultural and political shifts within the early 20th century, politicians and cultural observers variously hailed and decried the increase of the "new Negro." This phenomenon was once so much in actual fact appear within the usa during the outpouring of Black arts and letters and social remark often called the Harlem Renaissance. what's much less recognized is how a ways afield of Harlem that renaissance  Read more...

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26 When the NAACP failed to fully support the case of nine black teenagers falsely accused of rape in Scottsboro, Alabama, in 1931, the Comintern’s International Labor Defense went into action. Protests and support groups erupted in cities all over the world to support the “Scottsboro Boys,” making the fight against racism, imperialism, and a looming fascism all part of the same struggle. A few years later, black fair-housing activists in Chicago and Los Angeles began to use the specifically Jewish notion of “ghetto” to shed light on the racist, New Deal state–sponsored, and hence fascist, conditions of residential and economic segregation.

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