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…sheds light on both the unique strategies activists used to expand black economic opportunity…as well as significant…episodes in the ongoing Civil Rights Era.
--Florida Historical Quarterly
" Timothy Minchin's books chronicle the voices of African American workers and the union, community, religious, and political leaders struggling for economic justice in a new era of American history. They remind us that hope can overpower fear through successful struggle, which is indispensable if hope is to persist."
--Labor Studies Journal
" Minchin's gripping stories are engaging and offer an important contribution to a growing body of scholarship."
--The Journal of American History
" Minchin has interesting stories to tell about black workers' struggles for better jobs in several localities in his chosen time period."
--Arkansas Historical Quarterly
"An informative study that empowers and emancipates the subjugated schooling encounters, autobiographical narratives, and scholarly discourses of black women in an unprecedented manner and offers a valuable perspective for comprehending past and contemporary scholarship concerning black women in higher education. A must read for those interested in the historical literature on U.S. higher education, African American educational history, and women's history. Rightfully places higher education at the center of the black freedom struggle."
--The North Carolina Historical Review
"Especially important in highlighting the crucial intersection between black activism and federal policy and intervention; the nature and extent of continuing white supremacy and black protest; and the evolving positions taken by the federal government in the battle over entrenched racial discrimination."
--The Journal of Southern History
"Covers new ground and forces us to reevaluate how the movements transpired after the mid-1960s."
"An important and valuable work for civil rights and labor scholars."
--Journal of American Ethnic History