Fear of a Black Nation: Race, Sex, and Security in Sixties Montreal

Between the Lines
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In the 1960s, for at least a brief moment, Montreal became what seemed an unlikely centre of Black Power and the Caribbean left. In October 1968 the Congress of Black Writers at McGill University brought together well-known Black thinkers and activists from Canada, the United States, Africa, and the Caribbean, people like C.L.R. James, Stokely Carmichael, Miriam Makeba, Rocky Jones, and Walter Rodney. Within months of the Congress, a Black-led protest at Sir George Williams University (now Concordia) exploded on the front pages of newspapers across the country, raising state security fears about Montreal as the new hotbed of international Black radical politics.

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David Austin is the editor of You Don't Play with Revolution: The Montreal Lectures of C.L.R. James. He teaches in the Humanities, Philosophy, and Religion Department at John Abbott College, Montreal.

 

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Between the Lines
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Published on
May 27, 2013
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Pages
286
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ISBN
9781771130110
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Canada / General
Political Science / Political Freedom
Political Science / Political Process / Political Advocacy
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
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