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Dorothy Height: October 5, 1963, First Baptist Church, Selma, Alabama

Davis W. Houck and David E. Dixon

in Women and the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1965

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731071
eISBN:
9781604737608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731071.003.0026
Subject:
History, African-American History

Born on March 24, 1912, in Richmond, Virginia, Dorothy Irene Height attended public schools in Rankin, Pennsylvania. Known for her oratorical skills, Height led the United Christian Youth Movement, ... More


The Delta District and the Continuing Politics of Race

Chris Danielson

in After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037387
eISBN:
9780813042350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037387.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter chronicles the efforts to re-create the Delta District, a geographically defined U.S. House district that was dissolved by the state government to prevent the election of a black ... More


Robert Clark and the Ascendancy to Black Power: The Case of the Mississippi Black State Legislators

Byron D’Andra Orey

in The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039331
eISBN:
9781626740037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039331.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines Black Power in relation to the issues that have been addressed by African Americans who were elected to the Mississippi legislature since 1967, whether through influence or new ... More


Learning to Ride and Taking Flight 1875–1880

Pellom McDaniels III

in The Prince of Jockeys: The Life of Isaac Burns Murphy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142715
eISBN:
9780813144276
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142715.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter establishes the beginning of Isaac Murphy's career as a jockey, as well as his relationships with Thoroughbred owners. It covers the development of horse racing as one of America's ... More


“A Painted Lie”: Autobiography and Historical Memory

Nikki M. Taylor

in America's First Black Socialist: The Radical Life of Peter H. Clark

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813140773
eISBN:
9780813141428
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140773.003.0011
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter is about historical memory. It examines Clark’s attempts to construct his own historical legacy by myth-making and constructing fictive kinships, including falsifying consanguineous ... More


Selecting the FDP Candidates from Holmes, January–June 1967

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

Sue and Henry pushed for the black leadership to take over election strategy. A policy was established for candidates to declare their willingness to run rather than waiting to be recruited. Weeks of ... More


The Success of the 1967 Holmes County Elections, September–November 1967

Sue [Lorenzi] Sojourner and Cheryl Reitan

in Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140933
eISBN:
9780813141374
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140933.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Holmes black slate numbered 12, more candidates than any other Mississippi county. The Movement members kept black voters away from the Democratic primary by holding voters’ workshops. The ... More


An Unexpected Alliance: August Willich, Peter H. Clark, and the Abolitionist Movement in Cincinnati

Mischa Honeck

in Germans and African Americans: Two Centuries of Exchange

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737844
eISBN:
9781604737851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737844.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter offers a fresh perspective on the German-speaking refugees of 1848 during the run-up to the Civil War by analyzing their relationship to America’s abolitionists. More specifically, it ... More


America Means Prison

Dan Berger

in Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781469618241
eISBN:
9781469618265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618241.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter looks further at black bonding to confront racism and discrimination. By the 1950s black urban experience became entwined with black experience of confinement. It seemed that the ghetto ... More


Above Measure: The Future of African American Presidential Chefs

Adrian Miller

in President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469632537
eISBN:
9781469632551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632537.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter opines on the prospect for another African American to helm the White House kitchen at some point in the future. No African Americans have presided over the White House kitchen since ... More


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