By Nikki M. Taylor
In pursuit of his most well known objective, complete and equivalent citizenship for African american citizens, Peter Humphries Clark (1829--1925) defied effortless type. He used to be, at quite a few instances, the country's first black socialist, a devoted supporter of the Republican social gathering, and an recommend for the Democrats. A pioneer academic activist, Clark led the struggle for African americans' entry to Ohio's public colleges and have become the 1st black central within the nation. He supported all-black colleges and staunchly defended them even after the tide became towards desegregation. As a political candidate, highbrow, educator, and activist, Clark was once advanced and enigmatic.
Though Clark encouraged a new release of abolitionists and civil rights activists, he's almost forgotten this present day. America's First Black Socialist attracts upon speeches, correspondence, and outdoors statement to supply a balanced account of this missed and misunderstood determine. Charting Clark's altering allegiances and ideologies from the antebellum period in the course of the Twenties, this entire biography illuminates the lifestyles and legacy of a massive activist whereas additionally highlighting the black radical culture that helped democratize America.
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America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark by Nikki M. Taylor