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Wayne Dawkins

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781617032585

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617032585.001.0001

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. Political Awakening

. Political Awakening

(p.28) 3. Political Awakening
City Son

Wayne Dawkins

University Press of Mississippi

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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