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By Nikki M. Taylor

In pursuit of his preferable aim, complete and equivalent citizenship for African americans, Peter Humphries Clark (1829--1925) defied effortless category. He used to be, at quite a few instances, the country's first black socialist, a faithful supporter of the Republican social gathering, and an suggest for the Democrats. A pioneer academic activist, Clark led the struggle for African americans' entry to Ohio's public faculties and have become the 1st black important within the kingdom. He supported all-black colleges and staunchly defended them even after the tide became towards desegregation. As a political candidate, highbrow, educator, and activist, Clark was once advanced and enigmatic.

Though Clark motivated a new release of abolitionists and civil rights activists, he's almost forgotten this present day. America's First Black Socialist attracts upon speeches, correspondence, and out of doors remark to supply a balanced account of this ignored and misunderstood determine. Charting Clark's altering allegiances and ideologies from the antebellum period throughout the Nineteen Twenties, this finished biography illuminates the existence and legacy of a massive activist whereas additionally highlighting the black radical culture that helped democratize America.

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