An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Goudsouzian, Aram and Charles W. McKinney Jr., eds. An Unseen Light: Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 2018, pp.422, ISBN: 9780813175515.

This work offers a multidisciplinary examination of the role of Memphis, Tennessee in African American history during the twentieth century to investigate episodes such as the 1940 "Reign of Terror" when Black people in Memphis experienced a prolonged campaign of harassment, mass arrests, and violence at the hands of police. The book also examine topics including the...

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