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By Jack O'Dell,Nikhil Pal Singh

This ebook collects for the 1st time the black freedom circulation writings of Jack O'Dell and restores one of many nice unsung heroes of the civil rights circulation to his rightful position within the historic checklist. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder places O'Dell's traditionally major essays in context and divulges how he assisted in shaping the civil rights flow. From his early years within the Nineteen Forties nationwide Maritime Union, to his pioneering paintings within the early Nineteen Sixties with Martin Luther King Jr., to his foreign efforts for the Rainbow Coalition in the course of the Eighties, O'Dell used to be instrumental within the improvement of the highbrow imaginative and prescient and the associations that underpinned a number of many years of anti-racist fight. He used to be a member of the outlawed Communist get together within the Fifties and persisted red-baiting all through his lengthy social justice profession. This quantity is edited through Nikhil good friend Singh and features a long advent in accordance with interviews he performed with O'Dell on his formative years and later stories. Climbin' Jacob's Ladder presents readers with a company take hold of of the civil rights movement's left wing, which O'Dell represents, and illuminates a extra radical and worldwide account of twentieth-century US history.

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