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office The last chapter about Obama had nothing about the domestic anti nuclear or civil rights movements and how supported or even viewed Obama s steps towards nonproliferation Instead there were statements from journalists and international stakeholders about his work but nothing compared to the in depth descriptions in other chapters about the actual foot soldiers of the antinuclear movement The book was even published before the now defunct Iran nuclear deal which seems a shame Would have really liked for that to have been placed in this perspective especially because 5 years later it seems like all of Obama s work has been undone or certainly not aggressive enough to reduce the threat of nuclear war I feel we live under today Where is the antinuclear movement now. Heir nuclear weapons in the SaharaBy expanding traditional research in the history of the nuclear disarmament movement to look at black liberals clergy artists musicians and civil rights leaders Intondi reveals the links between the black freedom movement in America and issues of global peace From Langston Hughes through Lorraine Hansberry to President Obama African Americans Against the Bomb offers an eye opening account of the continuous involvement of African Americans who recognized that the rise of nuclear weapons was a threat to the civil rights of all people.
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Vincent Intondi Þ 2 CharactersThe central and critical theme throughout this read is
colonialism the Black Freedom Movement and nuclear weapons mass destruction are somehow linked as the sub title of the book suggests The author takes a look from 1945 to the present and how the dropping of two atomic bombs by the United States by order of then President Truman suggested a hint of racism as he had the bombs dropped on non whites or a people of a darker race He examines the roles of Black antinuclear activists and their response to such an important issue during a time of postwar and the struggle for euality and civil rights The involvement of these activists are not just contained on the shores of these United States but branches out and leaves a footprint in every corner of the world where disintegration and annihilation of human ind Well before Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr spoke out against nuclear weapons African Americans were protesting the Bomb Historians have generally ignored African Americans when studying the anti nuclear movement yet they were some of the first citizens to protest Truman's decision to drop atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 Now for the first time African Americans Against the tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue the fight for racial euality Intondi shows that from S capable 35 stars I feel like heTHAT COLONIALISM THE BLACK FREEDOM MOVEMENT AND NUCLEAR WEAPONS
made the clear connection between the anti nuclearthe clear connection between the anti nuclear anti colonialism and civil rights movements and all of the complexities turfiness and often failed attempts at coordination between these groups I appreciated that this book presented an illuminating view at the leaders who were speaking about intersectional issues long before intersectionality even the word itself became a thing We rarely hear about Dr Martin Luther King Jrs stance on nuclear weapons and certainly never hear about Coretta Scott King s legacy in this space but it s always refreshing to learn that these civil rights leaders we have long celebrated are multifaceted than we
often acknowledge in history books and through memes on social media Mostlyacknowledge in history books and through memes on social media Mostly was disappointed with the ending possibly because this was Arly on blacks in America saw the use of atomic bombs as a racial issue asking why such enormous resources were being spent building nuclear arms instead of being used to improve impoverished communities Black activists' fears that race played a role in the decision to deploy atomic bombs only increased when the US threatened to use nuclear weapons in Korea in the 1950s and Vietnam a decade later For black leftists in Popular Front groups the nuclear issue was connected to colonialism the US obtained uranium from the Belgian controlled Congo and the French tested