A Red Death (Easy Rawlins Mystery, Book 2) by Walter Mosley

By Walter Mosley

It's 1953 in Red-baiting, blacklisting l. a., an ethical tar pit able to swallow effortless Rawlins. effortless is out of "the hurting business" and into the housing (and desire) enterprise while a racist IRS agent nails him for tax evasion. targeted Agent Darryl T. Craxton, FBI, bargains to bail him out if he concurs to infiltrate the 1st American Baptist Church and undercover agent on alleged communist organizer Chaim Wenzler. That's whilst the murders begin....

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High morbidity and mortality rates in black communities led black women to integrate health education and health care into the activities of local chapters of such organizations as the National Association of Colored Women, a national organization founded in 1896 to represent black club women. Public health work was important in black communities because racism led to a shortage of health professionals and medical institutions willing to 18 Chapter i serve African Americans. 3 Private Crusades for Public Health Black club women believed that health work was distinctively women's work because of their unquestioned acceptance of the gendered division of labor in the family, their commitment to racial uplift and alleviating poverty, and their concerns about sexual morality.

Women linked Provident to the black communities of Chicago through their auxiliaries and clubs. Through endless organizing and fund-raising, community women tried to sustain a service they saw as vital to the health needs of African Americans. 40 Tuskegee Woman's Club of Alabama Government public health officials generally ignored African Americans in the rural South, so black club women and other black reformers integrated public health work into their rural development projects. Members of the Tuskegee Woman's Club, associated with Tuskegee Institute in Macon County, Alabama, provided health education as part of their social welfare work among the agricultural workers on plantations in the surrounding countryside.

Sanitation was difficult at best, with open wells and outdoor privies (toilets), and malnutrition was a serious problem. In response, the Tuskegee Woman's Club established a social settlement, which was similar to the settlement houses created in the North to aid immigrants. 41 Black women's clubs were typically dominated by educators. Members of the Tuskegee Woman's Club, such as Margaret Murray Washington, were teachers or the wives of teachers at Tuskegee Institute. Margaret Washington (1865-1925), head of the Tuskegee Woman's Club from 1895 to 1925, was a teacher and the third wife of Booker T.

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