Author: Wornie Reed
Author info: Professor and Director of Africana Studies and Professor of Sociology
Publication Date: March 2008
Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
Synopsis: Black Tennesseans knew achievement and degradation, fairness and discrimination, success and failure over the course of the twentieth century. They began their struggle at what the historian Rayford Logan called “the nadir” of race relations in America, his assessment of conditions at the start of twentieth century. Indeed it was the low point. But 100 years later, African Americans in Tennessee had risen to a much higher place—in their own estimation and that of their white neighbors.