The Making of Black Revolutionaries
This eloquent and provocative autobiography records a day by day, sometimes hour by hour, compassionate account of the events that took place in the streets, meetings, churches, jails, and in people's hearts and minds in the 1960s civil rights movement."James Forman's The Making of Black Revolutionaries is a classic, a personal, no holds barred inside look at the civil rig...more
Paperback, 604 pages
Published September 5th 2000 by University of Washington Press
(first published 1985)
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Amazing first-hand account of the making of one black revolutionary as well as the development and structure of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, full of criticisms for the purpose of allowing us all to grow from mistakes. Detailed accounts of freedom riders events, marches for the right to vote, organizing people in the south, and police repression. Also discusses relationships to MLK Jr. and other leaders and the contrast between generations, religious vs. non-religious, and thos...more
The Making of Black Revolutionaries is a fantastic read and an invaluable resource for all those who want to make history in America whether struggling against racism or engaging in any other freedom fight Jim Forman gripping first-hand account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee(SNCC) includes testimony from other participants and excerpts from documents of the time
I agree with my sister Dinky, married to Forman, mother of James and Chaka Forman (two of the best people ever born): It's one of the best books ever written. For those of us who missed the movement for whatever reason (born too late, busy with other projects, too racist to care) it puts you right back in 1963 and it's almost like you get a second chance.