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"Fills an important void in post-1960s analyses . . . links us to the legacy of the King era but challenges us to confront the contradictions of what has transpired, and what has not transpired, since King's death."―Barbara Ransby, author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical D"

"Fleming aims for an oral history in which 'the black leaders' voices are not circumscribed by the analysis; instead, their voices shape the analysis."―Washington Post"

"Fleming delves into the interactions between participants in early civil rights actions, describing the general conflicts, the use and important of the media, the developing goals of the SNCC and other groups, and how these goals have changed today."―Book News"

"Fleming seems to suggest that there are few genuine black leaders, but instead "leading blacks." She points out that the crusade for the improvement of the lives of African Americans has always been far from monolithic."―Portland Observer"

"As we experience the Age of Obama, Cynthia Griggs Fleming helps us to understand how far we have advanced in American race relations and yet also how far we still have to go. By distilling the hard-won wisdom of several generations of African American leaders, she has crafted a book filled with perceptive insights about our incomplete experiment with multiracial democracy. Amidst the flood of books with King and Obama in their titles, this one stands out as both readable and informed by a sophisticated treatment of class, gender, and generational issues."―Clayborne Carson

"A must-read for anyone who has even the slightest interest in the black leadership of America. Rich in summary and insight, this book presents the thoughts, desires, and hopes of a cross section of black male and female leaders from King to Obama. In addition to offering a new understanding of the history of African American leadership, it will produce stimulating intellectual debate."―Merline Pitre

"A timely reflection on the complex history of African American leadership. . . . Yes We Did is packed with historical information and commentary so helpful to the new generation of readers who often are not familiar with civil rights history."―Journal of East Tennessee History"

"Fleming provides a mosaic of voices to illuminate the complexity of black leadership."―Journal of Southern History"―Journal of Southern History

About the Author

Cynthia Griggs Fleming, professor of history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the author of Soon We Will Not Cry: The Liberation of Ruby Doris Smith Robinson and In the Shadow of Selma: The Continuing Struggle for Civil Rights in the Rural South.
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