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by Ezekiel C. Mobley,Ora Mobley Sweeting

Ora Mobley-Sweeting, an acclaimed human rights activist, lived in New York City from 1948 to 1990. She worked with Harlem's notables in an era that defined Africa's post-colonial struggles and America's own period of Civil Rights. This is a deeply personal description of how political systems are organized in an urban context.
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ISBN: 0738808857
ISBN13: 978-0738808857
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Ezekiel C. Mobley,Ora Mobley Sweeting
Language: English
Publisher: Xlibris; 1 edition (March 10, 2000)
Pages: 95 pages
ePUB size: 1416 kb
FB2 size: 1880 kb
Rating: 4.1
Votes: 535
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Enjoyed reading this book especially since I met the author in Harlem at St. Aloysius School.
A chronicle about one woman's effort in the struggle for human rights in Harlem during the years of the Civil Rights Movement. The story of Ora Mobley-Sweeting's life is rich with positive images, but also contains dire memories of the challenges of the times. Being from a prominent black family in the south, she reveals an intimate look at the experience of many African Americans who moved from the south to the north for social and economic freedom. She gives a unique insight into the politics of the local community and a clear depiction of the impact one community can have on a society. The personal observance of the Civil Rights Movement is viewed from a northerners' perspective. Emphasis is placed on the social and political struggles in the north. She feels that the northern efforts in the civil right's struggle have not been given adequate attention by historians. She also emphasizes how the fight for independence in Africa influenced and encouraged African Americans in the fight for civil rights in America. Ora Mobley-Sweeting's life of dedication to the community won her many awards. Her book is insightful and informative.