Louise Thompson Patterson
A Life of Struggle for Justice
by Keith Gilyard
Pub Date 29 Sep 2017
Keith Gilyard is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English and African American Studies at Pennsylvania State University and the author and editor of numerous books, including True to the Language Game: African American Discourse, Cultural Politics, and Pedagogy and John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism.
“Bravo! Another elegant, inspiring and complex chapter in the history of Black radical internationalism has been written. And not surprisingly, the brazen intellectual and organizer at the center of the story is a woman. In this case that woman is the passionate, persistent, and worldly Louise Thompson Patterson. Professor Gilyard has given us a great narrative gift in this thoroughly researched and powerfully written biography of such an important figure in Black left history.” — Barbara Ransby, author of Eslanda: The Large and Unconventional Life of Mrs. Paul Robeson