There are two ways to post messages and ideas regarding panels for the 2014 S-USIH conference. The first can be found at the CONFERENCE FORUM. Please click on the explanation I provided if you have any questions regarding how to […]
The Society for U.S. Intellectual Historians has extended the deadline for entries for its annual book award to February 15, 2014. BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT PDF The book should be a work of original scholarship. Books eligible for the […]
S-USIH Sixth Annual Conference Indianapolis, Indiana PLEASE SEE THE CFP The Conference Committee of the Society for U.S. Intellectual History (S-USIH) invites individual paper and panel proposals for its sixth annual conference to be held at the beautiful Omni Severin Hotel […]
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As I’ve written before, the late 1960s were an era of considerable intellectual ferment among African Americans. During this time period, many African Americans invoked the Reconstruction era of the 1860s as a template for both the potential and peril for the late 1960s. It was an obvious era for comparison, considering that both periods were marked by the rise (or in the case of the 1960s, the return of) Black political power across the South. In this brief essay, I’ll take a look at just a few examples of African Americans calling forward the memory of the Reconstruction era for the present-day battles of the 1960s. In order to do this, I’ll be looking at several print publications prominent among the African American community during the years 1965 until 1972, which will serve as the temporal parameters for my pieces. Today I’ll give space to one particularly eye-opening piece from 1965 in America’s most prominent Black publication.