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“We Are a Power Bloc”: The Congressional Black Caucus and Africa

Alvin B. Tillery

in Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the role that the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) has played in the formulation of U.S. foreign policy toward Africa since the 1960s. The pivotal role of the CBC in passing ... More


Overcoming Institutional Weakness: The Congressional Black Caucus Goes Public

C. Danielle Vinson

in Congress and the Media: Beyond Institutional Power

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190632243
eISBN:
9780190632281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190632243.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The Congressional Black Caucus provides an excellent case study to see how a group within Congress uses the media to compensate for institutional disadvantages and how its media efforts change with ... More


Between Homeland and Motherland: Africa, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Black Leadership in America

Alvin B. Jr. Tillery

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801448973
eISBN:
9780801461019
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801448973.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book considers the history of political engagement with Africa on the part of African Americans, beginning with the birth of Paul Cuffe's back-to-Africa movement in the Federal Period to the ... More


The End of the Beginning

Simeon Booker

in Shocking the Conscience: A Reporter's Account of the Civil Rights Movement

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037894
eISBN:
9781617037900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037894.003.0022
Subject:
History, African-American History

In 1982, the author, who worked as a reporter for the black-owned magazine Jet and its sister publication Ebony for fifty-three years, received the National Press Club’s Fourth Estate Award for “a ... More


Minority Voting Rights in Historical Context

Vanessa C. Tyson

in Twists of Fate: Multiracial Coalitions and Minority Representation in the US House of Representatives

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190250928
eISBN:
9780190250942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190250928.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 3 is devoted to detailing the long and complex history of racial minority participation and representation—or, indeed, lack thereof—in the US legislative process, from the Reconstruction ... More


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