Dr. Dwayne Mack's Let Nobody Turn Us Around?

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This essay discusses the correlation of themes and topics from Dr. Dwayne Mack’s book Black Spokane and connects it to key aspects and themes from Let Nobody Turn Us Around, and from African Americans: A Concise History. All three texts encompasses important aspects of African American oppression, the fight for civil and equal rights. During the time of slavery, many blacks were treated horribly and were not treated equally to whites. Many white Americans’ embraced American ethnologist study which stated that white Americans were a superior race and that African Americans are a lesser race (Hine, p. 190). This idealistic theology resided heavily in the South, blacks were segregated, oppressed, and lynched. In a span of approximately forty …show more content…
Stores owners would have signs in their windows saying “We Reserve the Right to Serve” Or “We Won’t serve Colored” (Mack, p. 38). Many store owners believed that by letting blacks into their business, could harm their business by deterring white customers. However, some store owners would allow blacks to shop in their stores, but they did not treat them the same as white customers. An example of this is found in Let No One Turn Us Around when Roland Hayes and his wife were thrown into jail and beaten. This happened because of a complaint from a shoe salesman over a a dispute about what seat in the shop the a Negro could sit on (Marable, p. …show more content…
Maxey was a World War 2 Veteran, and a former Gonzaga University boxing champion. In January 1951 the NAACP elected him as its president. Maxey was an excellent leader of civil rights, and provided legal help in support of civil rights. Throughout Maxey’s career he challenged housing discrimination, Spokane school board, restaurants, and many more cases. Carl Maxey strongly supported the fight against discrimination, and practiced as a lawyer not to make money, but to give justice to customers that did not have much or any money (Mack, p.

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