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By Jack O'Dell

This ebook collects for the 1st time the black freedom stream writings of Jack O'Dell and restores one of many nice unsung heroes of the civil rights flow to his rightful position within the historic list. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder places O'Dell's traditionally major essays in context and divulges how he assisted in shaping the civil rights move. From his early years within the Forties nationwide Maritime Union, to his pioneering paintings within the early Sixties with Martin Luther King Jr., to his foreign efforts for the Rainbow Coalition in the course of the Eighties, O'Dell was once instrumental within the improvement of the highbrow imaginative and prescient and the associations that underpinned numerous a long time of anti-racist fight. He was once a member of the outlawed Communist social gathering within the Nineteen Fifties and persisted red-baiting all through his lengthy social justice occupation. This quantity is edited via Nikhil good friend Singh and features a long creation in accordance with interviews he performed with O'Dell on his youth and later reviews. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder offers readers with an organization clutch of the civil rights movement's left wing, which O'Dell represents, and illuminates a extra radical and international account of twentieth-century US history.

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