Jeanne Theoharis


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Jeanne Theoharis is professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She received an AB in Afro-American studies from Harvard College and a PhD in American culture from the University of Michigan. She is the author or coauthor of four books and articles on the black freedom struggle and the contemporary politics of race in the United States.

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The Rebellious Life of Mrs....

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A More Beautiful and Terrib...

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These Yet to Be United Stat...

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Groundwork: Local Black Fre...

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Want to Start a Revolution?...

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Not Working: Latina Immigra...

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Freedom North: Black Freedo...

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Race Man: The Collected Wor...

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“There has been a tendency to personify racism in the figure of a working-class white redneck who dislikes Black people and spouts hateful things, as opposed to a middle-or upper-class white person who might decry such hatefulness but still embraces racially unjust policies.”
Jeanne Theoharis, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

“When asked what gave her the strength and commitment to refuse segregation, (Rosa) Parks credited her mother and grandfather "for giving me the spirit of freedom... that I should not feel because of my race or color, inferior to any person. That I should do my very best to be a respectable person, to respect myself, to expect respect from others.”
Jeanne Theoharis, The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

“By 1987, 76 percent of Americans held a favorable opinion of the civil rights leader, almost the reverse of his popularity at the end of his life (only 28 percent of Americans had a favorable opinion of him in 1966).4”
Jeanne Theoharis, A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

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