Howard H. Bell (essay date 1969)
SOURCE: An introduction to Search for a Place: Black Separatism and Africa, 1860, M. R. Delany and Robert Campbell, The University of Michigan Press, 1969, pp. 1‐22.
[In the following essay, Bell explores Delany's views on Black separatism in the 1850s in the context of such like‐minded figures as Robert Campbell, Henry Highland Garnet, and James M. Whitfield.]
Often, present‐day black separatists look for ways to restore the balance of justice for centuries of oppression by penalizing the white man. Their counterparts a century ago looked often for a place beyond the borders of the United States where they might develop a powerful black nation, the products of...
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