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“The Fight … to Make America Safe for Americans”: Memphis as a Political Model for the Region and the Country, 1917–1927

Elizabeth Gritter

in River of Hope: Black Politics and the Memphis Freedom Movement, 18651954

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813144504
eISBN:
9780813145150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144504.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

Black Memphians pressed for economic opportunities, civil rights, improved public services, political influence, and an end to lynching from 1917 to 1927. They expanded their activism into new ... More


A Common Cause Emerges for Mexican American and Black Organizers

David G. García

in Strategies of Segregation: Race, Residence, and the Struggle for Educational Equality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296862
eISBN:
9780520969179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296862.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the increasing demographic presence of Mexican Americans and Blacks in the decades after World War II and the collective actions taken by these communities to challenge ... More


Renewing the American Nation

Desmond King

in The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195306439
eISBN:
9780199850617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306439.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter shows how the State Department succeeded in stopping the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's (NAACP) initiative at the United Nations designed to bring the ... More


Women’s Counterpublic

Robert Cassanello

in To Render Invisible: Jim Crow and Public Life in New South Jacksonville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044194
eISBN:
9780813046495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044194.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

Unlike the labor movement, the Woman’s Suffrage Movement in Jacksonville was never racially integrated and, in fact, formed as a reaction to black suffrage. Black and white women created distinct ... More


A New Era: Duty, Responsibility, and Tension

Wanda A. Hendricks

in Fannie Barrier Williams: Crossing the Borders of Region and Race

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038112
eISBN:
9780252095870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038112.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter examines how Fannie Barrier Williams responded to both hardening racial attitudes and the growth of the black population in the second decade of the twentieth century by joining forces ... More


The Democratic-Republican Alliance and the Repeal of Proportional Representation

Daniel O. Prosterman

in Defining Democracy: Electoral Reform and the Struggle for Power in New York City

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780195377736
eISBN:
9780199979158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377736.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 6 analyzes the turbulent campaign to repeal PR in 1947. On one side, the Democratic and Republican parties allied to end third-party representation in the city council. They were joined by ... More


The Long Journey Home: African American World War I Veterans and Veterans’ Policies

Jennifer D. Keene

in Veterans' Policies, Veterans' Politics: New Perspectives on Veterans in the Modern United States

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042077
eISBN:
9780813043456
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042077.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After World War I, struggles over black veterans’ benefits served as a milestone in the broader civil rights movement, turning veterans’ personal readjustment to civilian life into a collective ... More


Confronting Race

Sarah Jo Peterson

in Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226025421
eISBN:
9780226025568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226025568.003.0109
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Willow Run Bomber Plant’s rise to national prominence made it a natural target in attempts to draw attention to the housing woes of African Americans living in Detroit. The opening of Willow ... More


The Crisis (1910–34)

Rachel Farebrother

in The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines: Volume II: North America 1894-1960

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199545810
eISBN:
9780191803475
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199545810.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the history of The Crisis: A Record of the Darker Races, the monthly magazine of the civil rights organization the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People ... More


Civil Rights in Texas: The House Years

Sylvia Ellis

in Freedom's Pragmatist: Lyndon Johnson and Civil Rights

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044569
eISBN:
9780813046174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044569.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how and why Johnson adopted an anti-civil rights position in the House of Representatives. Much to the disgust of his white liberal friends and the many African Americans who ... More


SNCC’s Soul Sisters: Respectability and the Style Politics of the Civil Rights Movement

Tanisha C. Ford

in Liberated Threads: Black Women, Style, and the Global Politics of Soul

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625157
eISBN:
9781469625171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625157.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the importance of dress for student activists in the first half of the black student movement in the early 1960s. It explores how and why women activists in the Student ... More


Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Daniel S. Lucks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

One of the neglected stories of the 1960s is the impact of the Vietnam War on the civil rights movement. The war divided African Americans more than any previous issue in American history. The ... More


M Is for Mississippi and Murder … and Mother

Françoise N. Hamlin

in Crossroads at Clarksdale: The Black Freedom Struggle in the Mississippi Delta after World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835494
eISBN:
9781469601694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869857_hamlin.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the “Mississippi Situation,” the crisis at the end of 1955 when three black males were murdered in widely publicized attacks. The National Association for the Advancement of ... More


Moderates and the Vietnam War: All the Way with LBJ

Daniel S. Lucks

in Selma to Saigon: The Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145075
eISBN:
9780813145310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145075.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

The NAACP and the moderate wing of the civil rights movement embraced Cold War liberalism and distanced themselves from anticolonialism in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Their silence on U.S. ... More


The Black Faith of W. E. B. Du Bois: Sociocultural and Political Dimensions of Black Religion

Manning Marable

in The Past Is Not Dead: Essays from the Southern Quarterly

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033032
eISBN:
9781617033056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033032.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the religious views of W. E. B. Du Bois, founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, sociologist, civil rights leader, and “Father of ... More


Harlem from Hampton

David A. Varel

in The Lost Black Scholar: Resurrecting Allison Davis in American Social Thought

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226534886
eISBN:
9780226534916
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226534916.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

The second chapter analyzes Davis’s literary style and intellectual agenda during the New Negro Renaissance. It shows how Davis, along with his good friend Sterling Brown, aimed to endow the poor ... More


I Will Take Your Own Golf Stick and Wham the World: Golf and the Postwar Civil Rights Movement

Lane Demas

in Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634227
eISBN:
9781469634241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634227.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter analyzes key legal battles over golf integration after World War II and the role played by the NAACP and other national civil rights organizations in waging that fight, including leading ... More


The Demand for Justice Will Not Be a Cause Furthered Only by Radicals: Scottsboro, Alabama

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter follows Jonathan Daniels to Scottsboro, Alabama, and provides a concise account of the arrest, convictions, and eventual release of the Scottsboro Boys, nine African American youths who ... More


“A Very Cheap Article”: The Lynching of Willie James Howard, Suwannee County, 1944

Tameka Bradley Hobbs

in Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813061047
eISBN:
9780813051314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813061047.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

While Emmett Till may be the best-known young victim of southern violence, another young African American boy was killed for a similar reason nearly ten years earlier in central North Florida. One ... More


Home Going

Darryl Mace

in In Remembrance of Emmett Till: Regional Stories and Media Responses to the Black Freedom Struggle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813145365
eISBN:
9780813145488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145365.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

Emmett Till's home-going events—ranging from the return of his body to Chicago through the wake and funeral services—are the subject of chapter 3. Included in this chapter are pinpoint analyses of ... More


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