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Campaigning against Lynching with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. Smith

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 5 highlights Tourgée’s extensive anti-lynching journalism, which filled his “Bystander” column from 1888 on. The chapter centers around Tourgée’s collaboration with Ida B. Wells and Harry C. ... More


Community Development in an Age of Protest, 1935–40

Jeffrey Helgeson

in Crucibles of Black Empowerment: Chicago’s Neighborhood Politics from the New Deal to Harold Washington

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226130699
eISBN:
9780226130729
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226130729.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

At the same time that black women engaged in the “politics of home” during the Depression (Ch. 1), this chapter shows that among the largely male-led political networks, a diversity of competing ... More


Women’s Rights, the World’s Fair, and Activists on the National Stage

Margaret Garb

in Freedom's Ballot: African American Political Struggles in Chicago from Abolition to the Great Migration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135908
eISBN:
9780226136066
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136066.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

The World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893 provoked wide-ranging protests from African Americans who were largely excluded from the Fair's exhibits. The famed anti-lynching activist Ida B. ... More


A Straight-Talking Advocate

Carolyn L. Karcher

in A Refugee from His Race: Albion W. Tourgée and His Fight against White Supremacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469627953
eISBN:
9781469627977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469627953.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Chapter 1 introduces Tourgée and illuminates his ethos, first, by tracing his career from the Reconstruction era to 1890, when he entered on his most intensive collaboration with African Americans, ... More


Mob Law in the South

Shawn Leigh Alexander

in T. Thomas Fortune, the Afro-American Agitator: A Collection of Writings, 1880-1928

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032320
eISBN:
9780813039084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032320.003.0015
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents the essay, “Mob Law in the South,” written by Fortune for the Independent, appealing to the nation for assistance in ending the brutal acts of lynching. He extoled the actions ... More


Iola

Arna Bontemps

in The Negro in Illinois: The WPA Papers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037696
eISBN:
9780252094958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037696.003.0013
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses Ida. B. Wells's crusade against Negro lynching and other abuses. Illinois newspapers adhering to the Democratic Party almost invariably treated the Negroes with undisguised ... More


The Blacker the Village, the Sweeter the Juice

Marcus Anthony Hunter and Zandria F. Robinson

in Chocolate Cities: The Black Map of American Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520292826
eISBN:
9780520966178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292826.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Using the life and times of pioneering antilynching activist and sociologist Ida B. Wells, this chapter begins the exploration of chocolate cities as black villages. One of the defining attributes, ... More


“Unity in Diversity”: The National Association of Colored Women’s

Susan D. Carle

in Defining the Struggle: National Racial Justice Organizing, 1880-1915

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199945740
eISBN:
9780199369843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945740.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century, Social History

This chapter argues that the role of the National Association of Colored Women in early law-related civil rights activism should be reconceptualized to emphasize the importance of African American ... More


The Chicago World’s Fair of 1893

Marva Griffin Carter

in Swing Along: The Musical Life of Will Marion Cook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195108910
eISBN:
9780199865796
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195108910.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter begins by discussing the designation of “Colored American Day” on August 25, 1893. It then explains that this day was designated in order to combat the exclusionary climate during the ... More


The Flood Year 1927: A Cultural History

Susan Scott Parrish

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691168838
eISBN:
9781400884261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691168838.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which covered nearly thirty thousand square miles across seven states, was the most destructive river flood in U.S. history. Due to the speed of new media and the ... More


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