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Alabama

Alabama  

Alabama became a new immigrant destination at the end of the twentieth century. Latino immigrants and migrants, primarily from Mexico and Central America, have brought dramatic demographic, economic, ...
Benjamin J. Davis, Jr

Benjamin J. Davis, Jr  

(b. 8 September 1903; d. 22 August 1964),civil rights activist and Communist member of the city council of New York City from 1943 to 1949. Davis represented Harlem and ...
communism

communism  

A theory of classless society with common ownership of property and wealth and centrally planned production and distribution based on the principle ‘from everyone according to their skills, to ...
Communist Party

Communist Party  

Founded in 1921, it attempted to raise the class consciousness of the White proletariat before accepting Moscow's orders to work for the establishment of a multi‐racial ‘native’ republic by 1931. Its ...
criminal Justice System

criminal Justice System  

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A broad term encompassing various institutions that work within the ambit of the criminal jurisdiction: police, prosecution, courts and correctional services. Most criminal matters start with police ...
incorporation Doctrine

incorporation Doctrine  

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“Incorporation” is a constitutional law doctrine under which several provisions in the first eight amendments to the federal Bill of Rights are implicitly included among the limits imposed upon state ...
John Wexley

John Wexley  

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(1907–),New York dramatist, whose plays include The Last Mile (1930), dealing with the last days of a condemned prisoner; Steel (1931); They Shall Not Die (1934), concerned with the Scottsboro case; ...
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes  

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(1902–67)African American writer, born in Joplin, Missouri, who lived in Harlem after 1947. A leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes applied blues and jazz techniques in his poetry ...
lynching and Mob Violence

lynching and Mob Violence  

The punishment or execution of alleged criminals by a group of people without a legal trial. It is named after Captain William Lynch (1742–1820), head of a self-constituted judicial tribunal in ...
National Negro Congress

National Negro Congress  

The National Negro Congress (NNC), founded in 1936, epitomized the broad alliances between civil rights, labor, and political institutions possible during the Popular Front era (1934–1939), a period ...
Negro: An Anthology

Negro: An Anthology  

Compiled and published in 1934 by the British shipping heiress Nancy Cunard, Negro: An Anthology was both groundbreaking and controversial. Running to more than 800 pages, it takes a Pan-Africanist ...
Ted Poston

Ted Poston  

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(1906–1974), award-winning journalist, short fiction writer, and unionist.Born Theodore Roosevelt Augustus Major in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, Ted Poston was the youngest of eight children. His parents, ...
William Patterson

William Patterson  

(b. 27 August 1891; d. 5 March 1980),civil rights activist, lawyer, and Communist Party official. William L. Patterson was born in San Francisco, California, on 27 August 1891; the ...

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