By Nathan Garner
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This unwillingness led to increasingly organized efforts by blacks to achieve their civil rights; they established CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) in the early 1940s and revitalized such existing organizations as the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and the National Urban League. The movement continued with the efforts of Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the Montgomery bus boycotts and later in the 1957 establishment of the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference).
Harry Leland, David Willson, and Dewey Willson are the only whites who even begin to understand the depth of the frustrations suffered by black men under the southern social system. Readers who insist upon categorizing novels within a racial context as black or white or Indian, for example, may be somewhat confused by the fact that the major characters of this novel seem to be white. However, the novel is structured and developed within the context of the black experience. " Tucker destroys all that upon which he depended emotionally, economically, and psychologically.
This technique is surprising in view of the fact that the major action of the novel is initiated and carried out by the black characters. The use of this technique highlights, again and again, the naiveté and blindness of the whites in regard to the blacks, with whom they have lived all their lives. It also shows the tremendous effect of blacks upon the lives of whites. Tucker's actions and the migration of the black people leave nearly all of the whites stunned with shock and disbelief that a black man could take such independent action.
A Different Drummer by Nathan Garner