Item #26896 1967: The High Tide of Black Resistance. African Americana, James Forman, Civil Rights.

1967: The High Tide of Black Resistance

New York: SNCC, International Affairs Commission, 1968. Near Fine. Item #26896

New York: SNCC, International Affairs Commission, [1968]. First Edition. Octavo. 27 pp. Printed stapled wraps. Touch of toning and rubbing to edges of wraps. Binding sound and pages unmarked. Near Fine.

This work begins with a poetic "Ode to 1967" and becomes a wide-ranging study and analysis of the Black struggle for liberation, principally in the United States but with significant mentions of global politics. Includes detailed discussions of major moments in the Civil Rights struggle from 1947-1967, including analysis of the rise of the Black Power Movement. A major Civil Rights leader himself, Forman was intimately involved with SNCC and had a significant role in the Freedom Rides and Selma to Montgomery Marches. He was also involved with merger negotiations between SNCC and the Black Panther Party which broke down in 1968 following a violent confrontation with Forman and Panther Party members.

Published the same year as Forman's first book, "Sammy Yonge, Jr." A reprint would follow in 1969, but no copies found of the first edition in retail as of June 2023.

Price: $250.00