Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid.

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Grant, Nicholas. Winning Our Freedoms Together: African Americans and Apartheid, 1945-1960. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 2017, pp.324, ISBN: 9781469635286.

This volume examines how African Americans engaged with, supported, and were inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. Bringing Black activism into conversation with the foreign policy of both the U.S. and South African governments, this study questions the dominant perception that U.S.-centered anticommunism decimated Black international activism. Hence, the author outlines the extent to which the U.S. and South African governments were forced to reshape and occasionally...

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