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By Jack O'Dell,Nikhil Pal Singh

This e-book collects for the 1st time the black freedom circulate writings of Jack O'Dell and restores one of many nice unsung heroes of the civil rights move to his rightful position within the old list. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder places O'Dell's traditionally major essays in context and divulges how he assisted in shaping the civil rights circulation. From his early years within the Forties nationwide Maritime Union, to his pioneering paintings within the early Sixties with Martin Luther King Jr., to his overseas efforts for the Rainbow Coalition through the Nineteen Eighties, O'Dell was once instrumental within the improvement of the highbrow imaginative and prescient and the associations that underpinned numerous many years of anti-racist fight. He was once a member of the outlawed Communist social gathering within the Fifties and continued red-baiting all through his lengthy social justice occupation. This quantity is edited by means of Nikhil buddy Singh and incorporates a long advent in line with interviews he performed with O'Dell on his youth and later studies. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder offers readers with a company grab of the civil rights movement's left wing, which O'Dell represents, and illuminates a extra radical and worldwide account of twentieth-century US history.

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