The Resource Defending the spirit : a Black life in America, Randall Robinson

Defending the spirit : a Black life in America, Randall Robinson

Label
Defending the spirit : a Black life in America
Title
Defending the spirit
Title remainder
a Black life in America
Statement of responsibility
Randall Robinson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Short on money, long on self-confidence and values, Randall Robinson came out of the segregated South to make his mark on the American scoreboard: he graduated from Harvard Law School and began a career as a political activist. But somewhere along the way, Robinson, who went on to become the founder and president of TransAfrica, came to realize that none of his efforts - or the efforts of his fellow African-Americans across the nation - was making a difference
  • This searing memoir, written by one of today's most distinguished African-American political figures, paints a vivid and compelling picture of racism, not just in the American South or in South Africa, but in such sophisticated, seemingly enlightened communities as Harvard and Washington. Robinson describes his visits to Caribbean and African trouble spots, from the social strife of the western Sahara to South Africa, where he played a significant role in the dismantling of apartheid, to the restoration of democracy in Haiti. Robinson's tireless efforts to end racism worldwide led to the creation of TransAfrica, the first organization to advocate the interests of African and Caribbean peoples
  • His actions have altered the course of American foreign policy on more than one occasion. And now Randall Robinson has undertaken the extraordinary task of confronting racism within Washington's elite power structure and educating a new generation of political and social leaders
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Robinson, Randall
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.R665
LC item number
A3 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Transafrica Forum (Organization)
  • Robinson, Randall
  • Robinson, Randall
  • Transafrica Forum (Organization)
  • African Americans
  • African American political activists
  • Political activists
  • African American political activists
  • African Americans
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Political activists
  • Race relations
  • United States
  • Africa
  • United States
  • Caribbean Area
  • United States
  • Africa
  • Caribbean Area
  • United States
Label
Defending the spirit : a Black life in America, Randall Robinson
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Behind the race wall -- Bridges to seriousness -- Toward Washington -- Moving against apartheid -- Of triumph and tragedy -- Haiti redeemed -- Of tyranny and accommodation -- Plantation redux
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780525944027
Lccn
97034052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37398066
  • (OCoLC)ocm37398066
Label
Defending the spirit : a Black life in America, Randall Robinson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 287-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Behind the race wall -- Bridges to seriousness -- Toward Washington -- Moving against apartheid -- Of triumph and tragedy -- Haiti redeemed -- Of tyranny and accommodation -- Plantation redux
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 304 pages
Isbn
9780525944027
Lccn
97034052
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)37398066
  • (OCoLC)ocm37398066

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