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. Political Awakening

. Political Awakening

Chapter:
(p.28) 3. Political Awakening
Source:
City Son
Author(s):
Wayne Dawkins
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.003.0003

This chapter describes events between 1960 and 1963. These include lawyer Thomas Russell Jones’ initiation of workshops on political organizing in 1960; Jocelyn’s participation in the neighborhood organizing effort; Andy’s appointment as coordinator of Operation Unemployment, an antidiscrimination crusade; and the challenge to the segregationist status quo posed by Negro citizens and sympathetic whites in New York.

Keywords:   Thomas Russell Jones, Jocelyn Cooper, political organizing, Andrew Cooper, segregation

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