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The Time of the Black Elephant

Leah Wright Rigueur

in The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159010
eISBN:
9781400852437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159010.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses how for African Americans, the events of the mid-1970s only served to reinforce an already contentious relationship with the Grand Old Party (GOP)—frustrations that were born ... More


The Dawn of Political Influence, 1947–1961

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the emergence of a new black American political influence in the political scene of Atlanta. This chapter begins with a chronicle of the political career of William Berry ... More


Black Power Triumphant, 1970–1981

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the events of 1970 to 1981 which marked the triumph of black power. In 1970, the election of the first black vice mayor marked a significant change in the political power of ... More


Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Simon Topping

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

During the 1930s and 1940s, many African Americans left the Republican Party and joined ranks with the Democrats. Before this time, the few blacks actually able to exercise their franchise ... More


From Reconstruction to the Nadir, 1867–1908

Alton Hornsby

in Black Power in Dixie: A Political History of African Americans in Atlanta

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032825
eISBN:
9780813038537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032825.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the political history of African Americans in Atlanta after they emerged as free men and women from the reigns of bondage. African Americans who emerged from the chains of ... More


The Lily-White House

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0002
Subject:
History, African-American History

The seeds of African American alignment found a fertile ground during the presidencies of Warren Harding, Calvin Coolidge, and Herbert Hoover, but it accelerated and sprouted during the Great ... More


Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Frank R. Parker

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most Americans see the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 as the culmination of the civil rights movement. When the law was enacted, black voter registration in Mississippi soared. Few black ... More


Armed Resistance and the Mississippi Movement

Simon Wendt

in The Spirit and the Shotgun: Armed Resistance and the Struggle for Civil Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813030180
eISBN:
9780813051543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813030180.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter describes some of the struggles faced by the Mississippi freedom movement. As the stronghold of southern white supremacy, Mississippi became the nightmare of many civil rights activists. ... More


The Totally Political Man

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Stung with another defeat in the 1940 elections, the GOP embarked on another period of soul searching. After the elections of 1940, the GOP was faced with the prospect of making up a unified stand on ... More


Jockeying, Buck-Passing, and Double-Talk

Simon Topping

in Lincoln's Lost Legacy: Republican Party and the African American Vote, 1928–1952

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032283
eISBN:
9780813038971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032283.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

After the death of Franklin Roosevelt in April 1954, the Republican Party's hopes of regaining the African American vote, and more importantly the White House, increased and widened. Dewey was shaped ... More


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