By Nathan Garner
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This unwillingness led to increasingly organized efforts by blacks to achieve their civil rights; they established CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in the early 1940s and revitalized such existing organizations as the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the National Urban League. The movement continued with the efforts of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the Montgomery bus boycotts and later in the 1957 establishment of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference).
Interpret the role of each of the men on the porch. 10. Contrast Mister Leland with Mister Harper. 11. Explain the dilemma of Harry Leland. How does he resolve it? 12. How does the fact that the story takes place in an imaginary state add to the novel's effectiveness? 13. How does Tucker view freedom? 14. Discuss Dymphna and Dewey as guardians of the status quo in race relations. com SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY KELLEY, WILLIAM MELVIN. " Mademoiselle (March 1965). _____. " New York Times Magazine (May 20, 1962): 45.
Both men, through their heroic and somewhat mysterious nature, become heroes within the folklore of the region. Kelley's use of this form may be seen as an indirect refutation of the common belief that American blacks have no historical or mythical store on which to build a literature and culture. The novel, then, falls somewhat within the genre of the historical novel, although its concern is more with the social heritage than with facts, dates, and battles. Note, however, that a battle (usually the crux of historical novels) is fought; here, the battle occurs in the mind of Dewey Willson between the personifications of the social forces then and now at war in the South.
A Different Drummer by Nathan Garner