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Black Spokane : The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest / Dwayne A. Mack.

By: Mack, Dwayne, 1968-
Material type: TextTextSeries: Race and culture in the American West: v. 8.Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2014Description: xxiv, 191 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780806144894; 0806144890Subject(s): Black History | Spokane History | African American History | African Americans | Civil Rights | History | BIPOC | Spokane, Washington | Spokane, WA | Spokane | Washington State History
Contents:
Paving the way: Spokane's Black pioneers and the settlement of Washington State -- The impact of the second great migration on Spokane -- Responding to racial discrimination in the inland northwest -- The elusive double victory: race relations during the postwar period -- The momentum swings: the struggle for racial equality during the 1950s -- Challenging racial barriers in the 1960s -- Political currents in post-civil rights era Spokane: Black empowerment.
Summary: In 1981, decades before mainstream America elected Barack Obama, James Chase became the first African American mayor of Spokane, Washington, with the overwhelming support of a majority-white electorate. Chase’s win failed to capture the attention of historians—as had the century-long evolution of the black community in Spokane. In Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest, Dwayne A. Mack corrects this oversight—and recovers a crucial chapter in the history of race relations and civil rights in America.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-177) and index.

Paving the way: Spokane's Black pioneers and the settlement of Washington State -- The impact of the second great migration on Spokane -- Responding to racial discrimination in the inland northwest -- The elusive double victory: race relations during the postwar period -- The momentum swings: the struggle for racial equality during the 1950s -- Challenging racial barriers in the 1960s -- Political currents in post-civil rights era Spokane: Black empowerment.

In 1981, decades before mainstream America elected Barack Obama, James Chase became the first African American mayor of Spokane, Washington, with the overwhelming support of a majority-white electorate. Chase’s win failed to capture the attention of historians—as had the century-long evolution of the black community in Spokane. In Black Spokane: The Civil Rights Struggle in the Inland Northwest, Dwayne A. Mack corrects this oversight—and recovers a crucial chapter in the history of race relations and civil rights in America.

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