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Degrees of FreedomThe Origins of Civil Rights in Minnesota, 1865-1912$
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William D. Green

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693467

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693467.001.0001

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The Renaissance of the Cakewalk

The Renaissance of the Cakewalk

(p.192) 9 The Renaissance of the Cakewalk
Degrees of Freedom

William D. Green

University of Minnesota Press

Chapter 9 examines how Minnesota’s black political and business elite, in recognizing Washington’s power, embraces Washington’s agenda for Southern black advancement through accommodation while seeking to distance themselves from the widespread stereotype of “low class colored folks.” Adams’ Appeal becomes less strident in championing the rights of black Minnesotans.

Keywords:   Black history, Civil rights history, Minnesota history, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. De Bois, Ida B. Wells, Frank Wheaton, Frederick McGhee, NAACP

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