Peekskill USA: Inside the Infamous 1949 Riots

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by Howard Fast

Dover Publications

2006, paperback

SKU: 9780486452968

 

In the late summer of 1949, a racist, fascist mob protesting a concert by African-American singer Paul Robeson assaulted working class blacks and whites with rocks and bottles in upstate New York. Fast's compelling and detailed you-are-there account of the violence records a landmark in the civil rights movement. 10 illustrations.

Surprising relevant in today's political climate.

An unabridged republication of the edition originally published as Peekskill: USA by the Civil Rights Congress, New York, in 1951.