Reddit Reddit reviews At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power

We found 4 Reddit comments about At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power. Here are the top ones, ranked by their Reddit score.

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4 Reddit comments about At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance--A New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power:

u/Hermann_Von_Salza · 10 pointsr/CoonTown

I had to read this garbage in graduate school. You see, the white men just can't help themselves but to rape black women en masse. The whole canard of black men raping white women is a myth propagated by the white supremacist media, you see!

This poor, pretty, innocent white girl grad student said in class "I always grew up thinking my community was nice people with genuine Southern hospitality, but I have to rethink everything now that I know the evils my people have perpetrated." It was the most blatant and disheartening case of this in action I've ever seen.

u/HyprAwakeHyprAsleep · 9 pointsr/TrollXChromosomes

Whew, okay. Pulled out my actual computer to answer this.
So, a lot of what I could recommend isn't short stuff you could read in an afternoon because 1. it's depressing as fuck, and 2. it's likely heavy with the sheer volume of references wherein at least one book attempts to bludgeon you with the facts that "this was depressing as fuck." Frequent breaks or alternating history-related books with fiction/poetry/other topics is rather recommended from my experience. Can't remember if I got onto this topic through Howard Zinn's A People's History of the United States or Loewen's Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong or just some random book found in the library.

The very clean cut, textbook Wikipedia definition of "sundown town", aka "Don't let the sun set (down) on you here.", (Ref: BlackThen.com), is:
> sometimes known as sunset towns or gray towns, are all-white municipalities or neighborhoods in the United States that practice a form of segregation by enforcing restrictions excluding people of other races via some combination of discriminatory local laws, intimidation, and violence.

For my intro into the subject however, read Buried in the Bitter Waters: The Hidden History of Racial Cleansing in America. This is a very emotionally draining, mentally exhausting book though, frequently with lists of atrocities in paragraph form. I think it's an important read, one which frankly should've been covered my senior year of highschool or so, but it's a difficult one. Also on my reading list is The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration which is a surprising and sneakily hopeful title for such a depressing topic, so only guessing the narration may be somewhat more accessible.

Also, 'cause I totally didn't run to my kindle app to list out titles before fully reading your post, here's some below, and relisted one above, by timeline placement, best as can be figured. These might not be the best on each topic, but they're the ones available to my budget at the time and some are still on my reading list.

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion

u/mdbailey · 5 pointsr/blackladies

I encourage everyone to read At the Dark End of the Street by Danielle McGuire. Blew my mind.

u/Demderdemden · 5 pointsr/AskHistory

They'll never understand as there's nothing at that level that will ever have the sort of impact that word has had on black people.

This book is a great topic exposing what they went through, but it's full of some intense stuff. So you might want to get administrative and parental approval before suggesting the kid read it (it's absolutely 100% factual history, but I know how some schools are about teaching just how bad it got.) But having them read this might open their eyes https://www.amazon.com/At-Dark-End-Street-Resistance/dp/0307389243