Dream and Reality: The Modern Black Struggle for Freedom and Equality


This book examines the history and consequences of the black struggle, from the early successes in civil rights to economic and political backlash during the Vietnam war and the deepening poverty of inner-city blacks in the 1980s. Subjects discussed include policy issues, de facto segregation, leadership in civil rights, the plight of inner city youth, and blacks in the workplace. Julian Bond provides an introductory chapter reviewing the history of the struggle for equality and the shifting fortunes of black Americans over two and a half decades.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Julian Bond
  • David J. Garrow
  • Rhoda Lois Blumberg
  • Jack Bloom
  • Robert D. Bullard
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991


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